WORKING ON A NEW VILLAGE PRODUCT. THE CARAVAN POT.


public works got to know Peter Mutschler from PS2 in Belfast during the Rhyzom network, and Peter works a lot with Anne Marie Dillon form the village of Ballykinler. From the first meeting we had the idea to get involved in making a village product in Ballykinlar, with Anne Marie and her great group of Forever Young pensioners. Visits and workshops followed, and we're proudly announcing the making of a model, which will lead us to the Caravan Pot. In admiration of the mobile community centre, that Anne Marie put down in the village, using a redecorated caravan. Why? To get the community space they wanted but couldn't get through administrative means.

The white glazed caravan pot will be decorated, tatooed and made pretty by anyone from Ballykinler, and will be on offer during the village fete on Saturday 28th May 2011.

This is also all part of the International Village Shop and the wider Village Works programme for the village.

"THE RELATIONAL IN ARCHITECTURE" OPENS AT THE ARCHITECTURAL ASSOCIATION ON FRIDAY 6 MAY

public works was part of the Concrete Geometries Symposium at the Architectural Association last December, an the paper from then is now part of the Concrete Geometries exhibition, and has lent the subtitle.


Concrete Geometries
The Relational in Architecture

Front Members’ Room
7–27th May 2011
Mon–Fri 10am–7pm
Sat 10am–3pm

Private view
Friday 6 May 2011
6.30–8.30pmArchitectural Association
School of Architecture
36 Bedford Square
London WC1B 3ES
Information 020 7887 4145
www.aaschool.ac.uk

A corridor, so narrow that strangers brush shoulders; a platform through a densely inhabited house, changing the relationship between inhabitant and visitor; a room reshaped through a graphic pattern; a space under a motorway, sloped in a way that it is rendered useless for those who need it most.

These are four of twenty projects investigating how geometric aspects of space such as size, shape or relative position of figures are perceived and influence behavior, not in an abstract sense but in ways that are real. This exhibition, curated by Marianne Mueller and Olaf Kneer, features recent work of artists, architects and researchers, who are exploring this subject through projects and texts. It also contains a site specific intervention by artist Fran Cottell reclaiming the Front Member's Room as a space of debate for the duration of the exhibition.

The event is part of Concrete Geometries, an ongoing interdisciplinary AA research initiative, investigating the social and experiential value of architectural form – its relational potential.

With works by BAR Architekten, Barkow Leibinger, Adrian Blackwell + Jane Hutton, Brandlhuber + ERA Emde Schneider, Fran Cottell, Anthony Coleman, Easton+Combs, Lukas Einsele, Bettina Gerhold, Jaime Gili, Susanne Hofmann/Baupiloten, IwamotoScott, Graziela Kunsch & Rafi Segal, Christine Rusche, Kai Schiemenz, SMAQ, SPAN Architecture & Design, Atelier Tekuto, Studio Elmo Vermijs and Vincent Wittenberg. Words by Matthias Ballestrem, Kathrin Böhm/public works, Isabelle Doucet and Toni Kotnik,
The exhibition has been supported by CCW Graduate School, the Embassy of the Netherlands and the Austrian Cultural Forum in London.

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24 HOUR OLYMPIC STATE

public works will presenting at Jim Woddalls '24 Hour Olympic State'. We will be on from 10-1pm on Friday morning on the 6th of May sharing a slot with Katherine Clarke from muf. If you need a snack beforehand join the marathon for a 9am breakfast.


24 HOUR OLYMPIC STATE 
The Olympic Games, Urban renewal & Surveillance: A marathon of presentations, film, sound, performance and discussion 

The Olympics can arguably be described as a laboratory for the neoliberal city utopia; after all, the Games represent the success of a brand and an event based on a combination of massive urban renewal, dodgy governance, hugely profitable advertising and broadcasting contracts, the corporatisation and militarisation of public space, and the criminalisation of dissent. 

The Olympics depend, to a large scale, on their ability to operate on a clean, consensual space: without history, without discontents, without opposition. The Olympic Park is the fantasy of such space, Jim Woodall's Olympic State installation, currently on show at See Studio Exhibition Space, is one of its disruptions. 

The Olympics Games is the strategic occupation of the social and economic space of the city, but they allow, or even invite, for a tactical response. The goal of this 24h marathon of activities, echoing the 24hr surveillance of the site, is to bring together artists, activists and researchers challenging the Olympic dream. 

We wish to amplify Jim Woodall's radical gesture by summoning an assemblage of talks, films, interventions, performances and concerts which are part of the myriad of militant productions taking place in the city right now. 

In particular, we are interested in exploring the dynamics of urban renewal brought to East London by the Olympics and the issue of surveillance and control of public space. This 24 hour event aims at providing a generous and welcoming space for discussion. Join us for an evening, a night, a morning or a day - or stay up for the whole marathon... 

24 HOUR OLYMPIC STATE is curated by Isaac Marrero, Cristina Garrido and Jim Woodall 

You can download the press release here 

Thursday 5th May 18:00 - Friday 6th May 17:59 

SEE STUDIO EXHIBITION SPACE 
13 PRINCE EDWARD ROAD, 
HACKNEY WICK, 
E9 5LX 
020 8986 6477 

Barbeque beautifully prepared and served by 'The Sit Down Affair'.

TALKING IN THE LAND OF KINGS - THURSDAY APRIL 21 FROM 6PM


public works will be giving a talk as part of 'The King's Speeches' series leading up to the 'Land of Kings Festival' at the the Print House Gallery in Dalston.

"As we head towards the third annual Land of Kings festival, taking place at the end of April, join us for The King's Speeches - a series of talks by local luminaries taking place at The Print House Gallery in Dalston. The informal sessions will be free to attend and encourage people living and working in the area to draw inspiration from locally-based creatives from publishing, design, art and literature..... "

Thursday, April 21 · 6:00pm - 7:00pm
The Print House Gallery, 18 Ashwin Street, E8 3DL

SUNDAY 17 APRIL PANEL DISCUSSION "IS MAKING CAKES ART"

Kathrin from public works will be at a panel discussion in Nuremberg, as part of an ongoing public art programme for the neighbourhood of Muggenhof in Nuremberg. The programme is curated by Regina Pemsl, with many public events where local expectations and artist's intentions can meet and be negotiated in regards to ongoing and shared programmes. One of the questions raised by residents was whether making cake is art - to be discussed. 

ENGAGED AND ENRAGED - A PROPOSAL FOR THE RESOURCEFUL ARCHITECT SUBMISSION


Following the Engaged and Enraged Friday Session_45 on 1st April, a collective proposal to continue the sessions has been submitted to the RSA The Resourceful Architect Open Call. To download the panels click here, for the text here.

Engaged and Enraged Proposal - Panels
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Engaged and Enraged proposal_text
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SOCIAL ENTERPRISE: LESSONS FOR ARCHITECTS

public works will be speaking at the Social Enterprise event organised by ASF 

SOCIAL ENTERPRISE: LESSONS FOR ARCHITECTS
Alternative forms of practice in an evolving context

Come and join ASF-UK for two days in April to discover how to be socially enterprising in practice.

Over the two days you will: 
Investigate the need for ALTERNATIVE FORMS OF PRACTICE;  Learn about SOCIAL ENTERPRISE for architects and others working in built environment disciplines;  See case studies presented by architects who push the boundaries of SOCIALLY MOTIVATED DESIGN;  Find out how to carry out and make use of SOCIAL IMPACT MEASUREMENT;  And BE INSPIRED by some of the leading social entrepreneurs in the UK! 

GUEST SPEAKERS INCLUDE: Anna Holder + Cristina Cerulli: Studio Poplo, Andreas Lang: public works, Barbara Beaton: social enterprise advisor, Colin Priest: Studio Columba, Harriet Harriss: Oxford Brookes University, Ian Williams: Connectedness, Inderpaul Johar: 00:/, Jonathan Essex: Bioregional, Katy Beinart, Nigel Lowthrop: Hill Holt Wood, Oliver Marlow+Dermot Egan: Studio Tilt

DATE: 2-3 APRIL 2011 
TIME: 09h00 - 17h00 
COST: £150 (full), 
£110 (discounted) 
LOCATION: NCVO, Regent’s Wharf, 8 All Saints Street, LONDON, N1 9RL. 
CONTACT: For information and bookings: a.thomas@asf-uk.org 
PLACES ARE LIMITED SO EMAIL ASF TO BOOK YOUR PLACE TODAY!

MELTON MOBRAY PORK PIE DINNER DEBATE WITH SPECIAL GEOGRAPHIC STATUS

invitaion diagram by muf
invitaion diagram by muf

Is an artist from Hackney Wick Fish Island like a Melton Mobray pork pie with special geographic status?

public works and the Wick Curioisty Shop are taking part in a private dinner debate organised by muf. The debate will be chaired by Simon Grennan and is hosted by
muf architecture/art on behalf of Design for London. The debate is structured around the following questions:

- who writes the brief for public art in HWFI and what should it say?
- should HWFI public art opportunities be available only to HWFI artists?
- should the new public realm in HWFI be designed for local artists to exhibit their work?
- should HWFI have any public art at all? 

The debate will examine the feasibility of a homegrown public art for Hackney Wick and Fish Island. The aim of the debate is to establish shared ideas from which briefs can be written and local or other curators, nominated or self selected, to commission a number of small scale temporary works for Hackney Wick and Fish Island that address the plans for ongoing regeneration in the area and explore the issue of local provenance.

RESOURCE CENTRE AT NAYA - MEDINIPUR - WEST BENGAL - INDIA


This resource centre was designed by public works in collaboration with London Metropolitan University and the building was completed last November. The artists - Patuchitra - have already moved in and started to practice their art on the doors and windows. The locals love the building and are now collectively running it. More resource centre pictures will be uploaded as I travel and take them. Banglanatak is the NGO that acted on behalf of the artists as the client and is responsible for the wider project.

WALK THIS WAY, TATE BRITAIN, SUN. 27 MARCH 2011, 2-4PM


Sunday 27 March 2011, 14.00–16.00

A walk hosted by Tate Britain and lead by public works with gardener Hamish Liddle, which will visit local green spots, meet green thumbs, and explore cracks and forgotten spaces for future greenery. Looking at ways to appropriate the city through growing plants. 

You are invited to join us for a spring walk linking Tate Britain and the Garden Museum (Lambeth) via several special local green spaces. The walk will take in plant pots, edible plots, public parks and secret gardens. Enroute we will sow wildflower seeds with superb seed ingots made by local residents and visitors to the galleries with public works and Hamish Liddle.

The Garden Café at the Garden Museum will provide tea and cake at 4pm
The walk is free but booking is required
To find out more or take part call Ashley on 020 7887 3947 or email ashley.mccormick@tate.org.uk

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