Architectural education has been talked about a lot recently;
mostly in terms of how it will survive within the landscape of
increased university fees and how it might better serve the
architecture profession of the future. This forum however is less
concerned with internal insecurities and instead opens up a
discussion about architectural education both to those not
traditionally valorized within the current system and to others who
have as much to say about cities, spaces and spatial practice as
The event invites people engaged and enraged by architectural
education to give voice to new potentials, locations and
collaborations in architectural education.
Format of evening: Six or Seven, 5min presentations
followed by discussion.
Views from the peripheral – professional, cultural, geographical
The Friday Session is facilitated by Ruth Morrow with public
Details of contributors to be confirmed and published
public works is organising a week long spring outing of
the WICK CURIOSITY SHOP
at Oslo House, 10 Felstead Street, Hackney Wick, London E9
This WICK CURIOSITY SHOP focuses on current activities
and programmes including self-initiated, commissioned, informal and
formal projects. The programme splits into three groups of
The Way We Walk The Way We Make The Way We Talk
Two evening sessions are announced here:
Thursday, March 3, 2011, 7pm till late
A Wick Development Trust and trust in development.
There is no Development Trust in Hackney Wick or the surrounding
area. With so much speculative and top-down development descending
on Hackney Wick we want to take a moment and brain storm
alternatives for a collective community driven development of
public spaces in Hackney Wick.
Speakers to be confirmed.
GROUNDS FOR CULTURE
Friday, March 4, 2011, 7pm till late
Wick Session Number 2 will bring together artists and activists
currently working on projects or setting up initiatives in Hackney
Wick. A friendly and informal exchange between practitioners with a
passion for Hackney Wick.
Speakers to be confirmed.
Two Friday Sessions are in the planning for early
- The launch of TRANS-LOCAL-ACT, the publication
resulting from the Rhyzom
project public works has been involved in over the last 18
- A Friday Session on architectural education together
with Ruth Morrow from the School of Architecture at
Queen's University Belfast.
Dates to be confirmed soon.
Posted January 9, 2011 11:21 by Kathrin Böhm
Posted December 1, 2010 17:49 by Andreas Lang
Photo: Fernando García Dory, Mali 2007
Friday Session 42will bring
together two speakers who's work as artist and architect has led
them to a close involvement with nomadic and pastoral cultures
across the globe.
Pooya Ghoddousi, Architect and researcher born in
Tehran and currently living in London will present his work nomadic
and transitional cultures. Fernando García Dory,
artist and ecologist from Spain will introduce his practice and
involvement with the global pastoral movement from setting up of a
Shepherds School in Spain to organising a global gathering of
Friday Sessions are informal talks and
presentations hosted by public works mostly on Friday evenings -
but sometimes on a Wednesday - with invited guests and friends.
Anyone is welcome.
Beer is served.
Pooya Ghoddous (Theran 1974) has worked as an
architect, consultant, and designer in companies in Iran and The
United Arab Emirates from. from 2004 to 2007 he worked with
CENESTA, an NGO based in Iran
working with Qashqai Nomads on Sustainable Livelihoods and Nature
Conservation. During this time he had a first hand experience to
live and learn from the traditional nomads and study aspects of the
mobilities of transnational Iranians. Together with Farshid Behzad
and Sohrab Daryabandari he is currently producing a documentary
film on the subject of Nomadism in Iran. He received his master's
in Architecture and Urbanism from Shahid Beheshti University and a
master in Urbanisation and Development from London School of
Economics and Political Science which was dedicated to Global
Nomads or Temporary Citizens: Transnational Mobility of Middling
Fernando García Dory (Madrid, 1978) is a
neo-pastoral and agro-ecologist artist. His work deals with
subjects affecting the current relation between culture and nature
in the framework of landscape, countryside, desires and
expectations related to aspects of identity, crisis, utopia and
social change. He often uses self-organization strategies,
initiating collaborative social plastic processes. He studied Fine
Arts at the Universidad Complutense de Madrid, and Rural Sociology.
His interest in mobility, rythms and relation with space, made him
to start to work with trashumants and nomads. After creating a
Shepherds School, he organised a World Gathering of Nomadic and
Trashumant Pastoralists, resulting from it the WAMIP ( World Alliance of Mobile
Indigenous Pastoralists) , representing the 250 mill of nomadic
pastoralists in the world.
This Friday Session will be about shops. Shops/Stalls as a
format are increasingly used by
artists/activists/architects/neighbourhood initiatives etc. to
circulate products with a particular locality and the knowledge
attached, and to test and present new forms of economy and trade.
Presentations followed by conversations, with
Christian Nold on his
current project Bijlmereuro in Amsterdam,
Michael Smythe who runs nomad Kit Hammonds and Emily Pethick about Publish and Be Damned Leila Mc Alistar who runs Leila's Shop on Arnold
and others tbc soon.
Posted August 24, 2010 11:46 by Kathrin Böhm
Friday Session will return after the summer break when everyone
is back from the beach.
Posted July 12, 2010 16:43 by Andreas Lang
Lise Autogena has been involved in setting up a new new mooring
on the Thames in London, then refurbished a boat in Rotterdam to
bring it over to London, and she is back now. We are looking
forward seeing Lise again and listening to a truely amazing
Join us for food and drinks from 19.00 at our studio on 1-5
From an e mail from Lise recently:
I have now finally arrived at Tower Bridge with Zeldenrust III,
after the most fantastic journey through Holland, Belgium and
finally across the sea and into the Thames Estuary, to my new
mooring right in front of Tower Bridge. We left Rotterdam on the
21st March and arrived in London early Saturday morning on the 10th
April, having waited for a quiet sea in Belgium for two weeks. A
huge rainbow saluted us before leaving Belgium, and a group of
dolphins accompanied us the whole way across the sea. Apart from
Martin's jokes, it was a truly magical crossing across a calm
sun-filled sea, and we sailed into London as the morning haze
lifted from the Thames and daylight broke over London. It was a
truly magical climax after three years of ship building and six
years of dreaming of a new mooring in London.
The Friday Session takes place alongside a RHYZOM workshop
organised by public works and Somewhere for Abbey Gardens. The idea
for the workshop is to brainstorm and develop new
objects/items/goods that derive from the context of Abbey Gardens a
collective urban food growing site. The brief is open and will be
developed collectively and in reference to specific aspects of
Abbey Gardens, such as collective gardening and harvesting, urban
food production, social and historical aspects of the site, etc.
The aim for the two day workshop is to develop a brief for one or a
number of new products, and if possible, to assemble first
prototypes. The new items can be anything: from food or tools to
plants or processes and of a real or digital nature.
The products may later be used at Abbey Gardens and distributed
locally through the Abbey Gardens' new honesty box and mobile
stall. The honesty box is part of a wider network of cultural
trading activities called the International Village Shop, where
the new products for Abbey Gardens can become part of a growing
collection of locally informed and produced goods.
Posted March 15, 2010 09:36 by Kathrin Böhm
Join Polly Brannan from public works and members of the Kings
Cross community in a local group walk around King's Cross on SUNDAY
14TH MARCH AT 2PM. The walk will revisit areas of Kings Cross
(mainly Somerstown) which feature in the DIY
REGENERATION project by public works which took place over the
Summer of 2009 as part of the 'Junction'
programme at Camden
Visiting local cafes for tea stops, local initiatives and
meeting residents who run the Somerstown Festival will give you the
opportunity to find out what is going on in the area from a local
perspective. As we walk we will fly poster the DIY tips which were
collected during the summer residency in and around Kings Cross.
Get your blu-tac ready and eyes open!