Join us for a day of Seed Bomb Pressing at Lea Bank Square in
Hackney Wick on Sunday the 3rd of October 2010 from 11am - 4pm as
part of the Lea Bank Square Purple Garden Open Day
As part of the 'Route
Book' Project we will be hosting our first event in Hackney
Wick together with Lea
Bank Square Purple Garden. We will be joining Lea Bank Square
on their open day to produce wild flower seed bombs with our 10ton
Press. inaugurating our new moulds we will be pressing seed bombs
to be used to reinstate the
Sunflower Avenue is a local initiative to draw a connection
between Mabley Green and Victoria park by planting Sunflowers along
the route which cuts straight through the heart of Hackney
Leabank Square Purple Garden Open day
Sunday 3rd October
From 11Am - 4PM
Enjoy the purple garden with us
Meet the Gardeners and find out how the Garden started and sign up
to the Gardening Club
Eat with us
Bring a dish or some spare harvest for a shared lunch at the river.
Some Refreshments will be provided
Seed Bomb Pressing
Join us in making seed bombs and help us plant wildflowers in the
Wick. We will be using our magic 10 ton press to make seed bombs.
Everybody can join in.
Join us at
Leabank Square Purple Garden
London E9 5LR
Buses: 26, 388, 30, 276, 236
The last of the RHYZOM workshops will take
place in Paris, with a public part on Saturday 25th September
communal garden project
Le 56 in Paris, starting 10.00.
This seminar brings together a number of practices addressing
issues of local and translocal cultural production within different
contexts in Europe, prompted during the collaborative project
Rhyzom. All these cultural practices are intrinsically related to
political, economic, social and material conditions and to specific
temporalities, spatialities, individual and collective histories
and experiences within their local contexts. Rhyzom tries to create
transversal connections between these different framings and to
engage with the dynamic and complicated nature of notions of
'local' and 'culture' in contemporary society. This way of
connecting 'within and across' is a critique of the way
contemporary culture is produced and distributed at global scale.
Issues of conflict and contest, common and commonality, rural
versus urban, Institutions versus agencies will be addressed in
relation to the notions of 'local' and 'culture'.
10h00 - 11h00 - LOCAL, PLACE, CULTURE aaa, Fernando Garcia,
11h15- 12h15 AGENCIES versus INSTITUTIONS PS2, Cultural Agency,
12h30-13h30 CONFLICTS, CONTESTS Apolonija Sustersic & Meike
Schalk + Park Fiction
16h00 - 17h00 RURAL / URBAN Public Works + Fiona Woods
17h15-18h15 - COMMON, COMMONS Osfa aka Perez De Lama, Celine
18h30-19h30 - DEBATE
Tobi - our man on the ground in Kolkotta - is busy visiting the
construction sites of three new resource centres spread over the
three districts of Nadia, Medinipur and Puruliya in West Bengal.
Initated by 'Banglanatak'
a group of social entrepreneurs who are working closely with
artists and craftsmen in several villages of West Bengal.
The resource centres are part of a wider development of regional
heritage trails. Each centre is dedicated to a specific artform
which is dominant in the area. The land for the centres has been
donated to the project by the local artists and crafts communities.
The heritage trails are being developed with the Department of
Tourism, Culture and Development at London Metropolitan Business
School. The resource centres act as nodes for the trails and as an
important piece of infastructure in the future development of the
artform and its economical success.
Tobi Sofela from public works has the pleasure of spending three
months in Kolkotta, overseeing the completion of the centres in
cooperation with the local architect and contractor.
Join us on Wednesday 8 and Thursday 9 September 2010
9.30am - 5pm
Venue: firstsite 4 - 6 Short Wyre Street Ages:
For Everyone Price: Free, just drop in
Inn project continues to grow following the February
launch of The Knot Curtain, made with Colchester Chinese Culture
Society (CCCS). We are now working with three more Colchester based
groups to produce the new space for hosting and welcoming in
On 8 and 9 September a group of students from the BA (Hons) Art
and Design - Three Dimensional Design and Craft course at
Colchester Institute will develop a typical 'front room' at
firstsite, where knick-knacks and selected objects will be arranged
as conversation starters that can also be swapped by and with the
general public. Come in and see what's going on
Join My Club at the Polish Arts
Festival in Southend-on-Sea from the 12th to the 13th of
September 2010. public works ongoing collaboration
Production continues on the newly designed and customised
Bedford truck which hosts a temporary roaming cultural space.
A military truck, a tower, a shed in the sky, a house cut in
half and the British army: Chodzenie-Siberia is a spectacular
outdoor event inspired by the journey of Poles to Siberia and Iran.
Come and walk through regiments of soldiers, a wall of sound and
enter the weird and wonderful world of Chodzenie-Siberia, see film
projections on the truck, and climb a spiral staircase in the tower
to look into the shed and see trains and towys against a vast
Join us in the city centre. We will be making army uniform
inspired accessories in the thin rooms of an army truck, displaying
them in gilded framed windows and hold intimate specialists talks
in the shed in the sky on the truck. So come along, bring inspiring
fabrics and commission your own accessories. Sign up for talks and
have a cup of tea.
Dear old Hackney Wick
The place of our abode
There is no other in the land, it beats the mile end road
It's there that we were born; it's there that we will stick
There is no other in the land like dear old hackney wick
Have a banana !
public works got a new commission for a small temporary project
in Hackney Wick. The piece - Route Book (working title) -
is commissioned by muf
architecture/art as part of their wider involvement
with the public realm work in the area.
As the landscape of Hackney Wick and Fish Island changes once
again and new routes are being cut across the area, bridges being
build and new connections being made we will revisit every day
journeys, walks and narratives that cut through Hackney Wick and
Fish Island from a very local perspective.
The piece will directly contribute to - and be a continuation of
the Wick Curiosity
Shop, an eclectic collection of local produce,
memorabilia, oral history, songs and stories from or about Hackney
Wick in East London
We are happy to be back in the Wick - not that we ever left -
but its a great opportunity to spend more time on site.
Chek our log for updates on the project as
- Lea Bank
Square Open Day