AT THE SHOWROOM ON 25TH AND AT THE ARCHITECTURE FOUNDATION ON THE 26TH

We will be taking part in two evening discussions that week.


The first one on invitaion by Helen Stratford, called "Performative Architecture" at The Showroom on Tuesday 25th of October at 18.30, together with Jane Rendell and Doina Petrescu from aaa.
And on Wednesday the 26th of October at 19.00 on invitation by P.E.A.R magazine - the Paper for Emergin Architectural Research - at the Architecture Foundation.

CITYSCAPES - APPROPRIATIONS AND INTERVENTIONS. TALK IN INNSBRUCK, AUSTRIA

We will be giving a talk in Innsbruck, Austria on the 14th of October as part of the 'Workspaces' series in the 'Bäckerei' orgainsed by Birgit Brauner and Nicola Weber. (text is in German only)


Stadträume – Aneignung und Intervention

Öffentlicher (Stadt)Raum wird von allen Seiten beansprucht. Investoren, Stadtplanung, Verwertungseffizienz, Sicherheitsansprüche und Einzelinteressen zerren an den Räumen und Rechten des städtischen Kollektivs.

In letzter Zeit ist aber ein neuer Anspruch der Selbstbestimmung spürbar. Neue urbane Praktiken der Aneignung, Teilnahme und Mitgestaltung werden erforscht, stereotype Nutzungspraktiken aufgebrochen, Grenzen verschoben, Lücken erobert, das Gestaltungspotenzial des Stadtraums wird neu verhandelt.

Von der minimalen künstlerischen Intervention bis hin zum sozialen Nachbarschaftsprojekt - immer spürbarer wird eine Kultur des urbanen Handelns, die - eingebunden in das Alltägliche - dazu auffordert den öffentlichen Raum neu zu erobern, ihn sich anzueignen, Verantwortung dafür zu übernehmen. Spontan oder langfristig. Nomadisch oder dauerhaft.

Die Bäckerei startet im Herbst 2011 die Veranstaltungsreihe "workspaces" zum Thema und möchte über verschiedene Formate Methoden des Intervenierens im und mit dem öffentlichen Raum sowohl praktisch als auch theoretisch diskutieren und Möglichkeiten der Teilhabe veranschaulichen.

An zwei Terminen werden KünstlerInnen / ArchitektenInnen / StadtforscherInnen aus London, Berlin und Rotterdam eingeladen ihre Projekte vorzustellen und mit Kulturschaffenden vor Ort und interessierten StadtbenützerInnen in einem Workshop zum Thema zu arbeiten. Die in den Workshops entstandenen Arbeiten werden in einer Ausstellung im Rahmen der Premierentage gezeigt.

DESIDERIO VERDE AT ISOLA ART CENTRE IN MILAN


The Isola Art Centre in Milan is in the process of setting up a new public space and garden on Via Pepe. In support of their new initiative they have organised an exhibition entitled Green Desire / Desiderio Verde. The show runs from the the 12th to the 20th of October at Sassetti Cultura, Via Voltunro 35, Milan, Italy.

We are still hopeful that - despite the posatl strike in italy - our specially dedicated seed bombs will make it on time for the opening.

FOLK FLOAT NEWS FROM EGREMONT AND GLASGOW


The Folk Float has been part of the Creative Egremont Programme, curated and delivered by Grizedale Arts, since 2007.

This Saturday, 1st October 2011, the float will be all shiny and in use again for the official opening of Florence Mine in Egremont, which is the new creative centre for the town, and combines many aspects and activities that have been tried and tested throughout Creative Egremont.

After the weekend the two vitrines at the back of the float- which were designed to allow the float to also enter exhibition spaces with smaller dooors - will travel to the Mobile Solutions exhibition at the Mackintosh Museum in Glasgow, on invitation by Jenny Brownrigg.

PEOPLES PITCH DRAWING

Read all about the Peoples Pitch drawing on http://thepeoplespitch.tumblr.com/


THE PEOPLES PITCH DRAWING ON AUGUST 20TH 2011


In collaboration with Christopher King from Mabley Meadow we are collecting ideas for alternative use for Mabley Green.

On Saturday the 20th of August we will produce a giant drawing on the green illustrating all the ideas for possible use .. not just football.

Tell us what you'd really like - or always wanted to do on Mabley Green. It can be anything you like, anything at all - from the fantastical to the practical.

Then on Saturday 20 August, all of your ideas will be sketched out and painted HUGE on the grass of Mabley Green using Hackney Council's football-pitch painting machine.

Better still, your ideas will be used to help kick start a new Master Plan for Mabley Green. So get creative and help build a brand new park. The People's Pitch is a collaboration between public works and Christopher King, with support from muf and the Design for London.

All ideas will be published on the PEOPLES PITCH WEBSITE.
If you'd like to get in touch, email us on peoplespitch@gmail.com

MOBILE PORCH VISIT AT THE FOLLY FOR A FLYOVER


As part of Assembles 'Folly for a flyover' project the Wick Curiosity Shop was invited down to open it's doors to the public in Hackney Wick, under the fkyover on the Eastway.

The shop becoming an interactive 'Wick Tourist Information' point at the mobile porch, inviting people to learn a little more about what makes the Wick the Wick! A guide called ON foot was created by Polly Brannan from the shop with illustrations of the Wick and it's many hero's by UAE based illustrator Khlaid Mezaina, it was given to onlookers to guide themselves around the Wick with a map and a badge! 'Tourists' contributed ideas, stories and their observations from the ON foot guide to the ever growing Wick Curiosity Shop's archive they were also encouraged to have their picture taken next to one of the large Wick landscapes created by Khalid as a postcard and piece of Wick memorabilia to to take home with them. The shop's archive was on display through out the day.

ROUND TABLE WITH COLLEAGUES 8 JULY IN BERLIN

On invitation by Rochus Hinkel and Helene Frichot, we're invited to a round table to dicuss relational participation. It's part of a three day programme and on the 8th the schedule is following

1.30 to 5.00 pm a the Architecture Design Innovation Program (ADIP) at the TU Berlin, Strasse des 17. Juni.

"relationship between people and places (narrative)"

Presenters:

Kathrin Böhm
public works
London and Hoefen

Birgit Klauck
Architecture Design Innovation Program (ADIP), Technical University (TU) Berlin
and Thomas Arnold
workspheres / Oxford Brooks

Doina Petrescu and Constatin Petcou
atelier architecture autogérée (aaa) Paris / University of Sheffield

Andreas Rumpfhuber
Architecture Research (AR)
Vienna

Gabi Schillig
Institute for Transmedia Design,
University of the Arts (UDK) Berlin

Mathias Heyden
ISPARA - Institut für Strategien partizipativer
Architektur und räumlicher

Moderators
Rochus Urban Hinkel, Urban Interior
Hélène Frichot, Architecture + Philosophy
School of Architecture and Design and
Design Research Institute

PERFORMANCE TRUCK FOR CHODZENIE-SIBERIA IS ON THE ROAD


30 Bird Productions is performing "Chodzenie - Siberia" on a truck revamped in close collaboration with the theatre team by Torange from public works. Dates are 30.06. - 02.07. on the High Street in Watford. The performance was first developed for the Polish festival in Southend in 2009 and refers to the large number of Polish refugees who came to Iran from Siberian workcamps. Between 1942 and 1945, Iran played host to almost 150,000 men, women and children of the "Polish Exodus from Russia". The majority of the children ended up in Isfahan.

public works studio turned laser cutting workshop


We've just got a laser cutter for the studio - mainly to produce bespoke items for the FEAST one-off dinner. It's exiting to have tools for DIY manufacturing around, like the hand press we assembled for making seed bombs. High on the wish list is a 3D printer and Kathrin is currenlty seaking a canning machine. And scissors and glue for good old cut-and-paste won't fall out of favour - promised.