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

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.