Friday Sessions are informal talks and presentations hosted by public works on Friday evenings with invited guests and friends.

FS_45 ENGAGED AND ENRAGED - ON ARCHITECTURAL EDUCATION - FOLLOWED BY A PROPOSAL


ENGAGED AND ENRAGED
A non-institutional evening forum on architectural education
Friday 1 April at 19.00 at public works' studio. 
1-5 Vyner Street, London E2  

Speakers include: Helena Webster, Bethany WellsAlex Warnock-Smith & Elena PascoloColin PriestTrenton Oldfield, Ro SpankieRuth MorrowTorange Khonsari

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 architects.

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 are welcome.
The Friday Session is facilitated by Ruth Morrow with public works 

Details of contributors to be confirmed and published soon.


SESSIONS IN THE WICK - 3 AND 4 MARCH AT HACKNEY WICK CURIOSITY SHOP AT OSLO HOUSE, HACKNEY WICK


public works is organising a week long spring outing of the WICK CURIOSITY SHOP
at Oslo House, 10 Felstead Street, Hackney Wick, London E9 5LT.

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 events:

The Way We Walk
The Way We Make
The Way We Talk

Two evening sessions are announced here:

COLLECTIVELY WICK
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.

Please check our website for updates, www.wickcuriosityshop.net

COMING UP......


Two Friday Sessions are in the planning for early 2011:

- The launch of TRANS-LOCAL-ACT, the publication resulting from the Rhyzom project public works has been involved in over the last 18 months.

- 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.

FRIDAY SESSIONS ARE TAKING A WINTER BREAK AND WILL BE BACK IN EARLY 2011

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FS_42 - ON NOMADISM - WEDNESDAY 17 NOV AT 19.00 AT PUBLIC WORKS STUDIO

Photo: Fernando García Dory, Mali 2007
Photo: Fernando García Dory, Mali 2007

Friday Session 42 will 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 pastoralists.

On WEDNESDAY 17th of November 2010
From 7PM
at public works studio
1-5 Vyner Street London
E2 9DG
click here for directions

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 Iranians.
www.iranomad.com
www.cenesta.org

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.
www.campoadentro.es
www.wamip.org

FS41_ALL ABOUT SHOPS ON FRIDAY 8 OCTOBER AT 19.00 AT PUBLIC WORKS STUDIO

To coincide with the weblaunch of the International Village Shop, a joint venture by public works, myvillages.org, Grizedale and Somewhere.


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 Circus
and others tbc soon.

FRIDAY SESSIONS ARE ON SUMMER BREAK


Friday Session will return after the summer break when everyone is back from the beach.

FS_40 WITH LISE AUTOGENA AND A STORY ABOUT ZELDENRUST III, CROSSING THE CHANNEL AND A NEW MOORING IN LONDON


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 story.

Join us for food and drinks from 19.00 at our studio on 1-5 Vyner Street.

From an e mail from Lise recently:

Dear all

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.

Lise

FS_39 ON FRIDAY 26 MARCH. COMMUNAL/COLLECTIVE/COMMON. GARDENS/LAND/INITIATIVES.


With presentations by

Nina Pope from Somewhere on What Will the Harvest Be? at Abbey Gardens in Stratford

Celine Condorelli talking about Commons and things in common

Cristina Cerulli, University of Sheffield and Studio Polpo, about the Crookes-Walkley Transition Group in Sheffield

Nolwenn Marchand from aaa on Le 56 ECOintersice in Paris

Followed by discussion, food and drinks.


On Friday 16th March at 19.00

public works studio

1-5 Vyner Street

London E2 9DG

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.

FS_38 ON SUNDAY 14th MARCH AT 14.00  DIY-REGENERATION WALK AROUND KINGS CROSS


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 Arts Centre.

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!

We will meet outside the café 'Albertini's' on 20 Chalton Street, NW1 1JH
(5 mins from British Library)
To reserve a place email POLLY polly@publicworksgroup.net
MAP FOR MEETING SPOT: http://www.qype.co.uk/place/399299-Albertini-London