FRI 25 - SUN 27 : SHRED EXCHANGE AS PART OF LONDON FESTIVAL OF ARCHITECTURE


We re running a three day ad hoc production stall called "shred exchange" on Reuters Plaza/Canary Wharf, as part of the London Festival of Architecture 2010.

Local material: shredded paper from some of the large corporations (extremely fine stuff!).

Tool: a handpress on a mobile stall.

To do what: to compress shredded paper and anything else from your pockets into balls.

It s less about function but about fun.

The brand new Abbey Gardens Honesty Stall will accompany us, with a bag full of compost and seeds to compress seed-bombs in exchange.

Fri 25th - Sun 27th July, daily from 11.00 - 17.00.

With Emmett Walsh and Millie Harvey

PUBLIC WORKS IS LEADING A CULTURAL MAPPING WORKSHOP IN NICOSIA

Location map of the Folkestonomy project by public works
Location map of the Folkestonomy project by public works
Coffee drinking customs in north and south Nicosia
Coffee drinking customs in north and south Nicosia

public works has been invited to run a workshop on cultural mapping in Nikosia as part of the Euromed Heritage programme an EU funded programme which contributes to mutual understanding and dialogue between cultures through the Mediterranean region.

The workshop will take place from the 17th to the 19th of June. You can read more about the workshop in the Euromed Heritage press release.

We have been invited via Dr Julie Scott, Senior Research Fellow for Tourism, Culture and Development from London Metropolitan Business School. Julie and our path have crossed on many different projects which dealt with aspects cultural mapping (e.g. Folkestonomy) and tangible or intangible history (e.g. Folk Float)

We are also currently collaborating with Julie and Jonathan on an EU funded project in India adventurously entitled Ethnomagic which is lead by Banglanatak a very energetic NGO based in Kolkata, India.

ST ANGELAS SECRET GARDEN AT WHITECHAPEL GALLERY


public works created a new informal space - a dye garden in a left over space in St Angela Ursuline Catholic school in Forest Gate, London - as part of a year long residency for the Whitechapel Gallery's 'Contested Spaces' programme.

The project opens at the Whitechapel Gallery on 16th June 4pm-6pm, please come and join us.

There will be an open talk about the project on 17th June at 6:30pm at the Whitechapel Gallery. The project questions the role of artist residencies in schools and demonstrates the spatial potentials it can create.

KUNST STATION TRIEMLI LAUNCHED IN EARLY JULY

Kunst Station Triemli
Kunst Station Triemli
Decken Projekt by public works on the brand new Kunst Station
Decken Projekt by public works on the brand new Kunst Station

public works is currently working on a three part commission for the Triemli Hospital in Zürich, Switzerland. The City of Zürich has initiated an ambitious 10 year long public art programme which will take place inside the Hospital. The programme "Kunststation Triemli" is curated by Karin Frei Bernasconi together with Sabine Schaschl and Barnaby Drabble and will be launched on the 8th of July 2010.

public works are involved in designing and setting up the mobile space to house and implement the art programme on site, as well as running a six months long ad hoc production workshop in the hospital. Additionally we have designed the website for the programme which will go live with the launch.

www.kunststationtriemli.ch

THE ABBEY GARDENS HONESTY STALL GOES LIVE

New trugs for the stall
New trugs for the stall
Mobile honesty stall - photo by Nina Pope
Mobile honesty stall - photo by Nina Pope
Honesty stall in fence with Trugs
Honesty stall in fence with Trugs
Trugs secured into the stall
Trugs secured into the stall

public works designed the Honesty Stall for "What Will the Harvest Be? , a community garden project by Somewhere at Abbey Gardens in Stratford, East London.

The stall was launched on Saturday the 12th of June 2010 as part of the Abbey Gardens Summer Fair. The Abbey Garden Honesty Stall will become part of the International Village Shop initiative which links local production across a network of rural and urban places.

Friday 4 June: International Village Shop at "Late at Tate"


The shop will be open for the evening.

This time at Tate Britain as part of Grizedale's curation of "Late at Tate" on

Friday 4th June from 18.00.