WALKING THE PRESS, TUE 1 MARCH FROM ABBEY GARDENS TO HACKNEY WICK


As part of Hackney Wick Curiosity Shop events this spring:

Walking the Press
Tuesday, March 1, 2011

A walk from Abbey Gardens to the Wick Curiosity Shop in Oslo House, where we will be moving the mobile press which produces seed bombs. The seed bombs will be used for the Sunflower Avenue walk. Get an introduction to the beautiful Abbey Gardens and enjoy a slow walk into the Wick via the Greenway pushing, pulling and talking all things gardening and the Wick. <\p>

The walk will be lead by Andreas Lang and take approximately 1.5 hours and leave from Abbey Gardens.
Bakers Row E15 3NF. Check
www.abbeygardens.org for directions.

COLLECTORS TALK ON WED 16 MARCH AT 18.00 AT FIRSTSITE


On Wed 16th March from 6 - 8pm at firstsite, Short Wyre Street, Colchester.

This is one of a number of public events to do with the Knick Knack Cloud, an ecclectic collection of things that is currently being assembled for the Colchester Inn.

Join us for a discussion about collecting and collectables with various eccentric and humble collectors. Speakers include:
Ben Coode-Adams: artist and avid collector
Catherine Newley, Assistant Curator of Community History, Colchester and Ipswich Museums

The Collectors' talk is hosted together with students from the BA (Hons) Art and Design - 3D Design and Craft course at Colchester Institute, who have been talking, thinking and collecting knick knack for this project.

Book a place: 01206 577067 or info@firstsite.uk.net

TRANS LOCAL ACT - BOOK OUT NOW!


TRANS-LOCAL-ACT CULTURAL PRACTICES WITHIN AND ACROSS
edited by Doina Petrescu, Constantin Petcou, Nishat Awan

This book brings together a series of reflections and practices around issues of local and trans-local cultural production within different contexts in Europe, prompted through the agency of a collaborative and networked project: Rhyzom www.rhyzom.net.

All these cultures developed within local contexts are intrinsically related to political, economic, social and material aspects and to specific temporalities, spatialities, individual and collective histories and experiences. Like the whole Rhyzom project, the book is an attempt to create transversal links and connections within and across different local framings and to seize instances of the dynamic and complicated nature of notions of 'local' and 'culture' through multiple forms of practice, which address the critical condition of culture in contemporary society. In relations with 'local and 'trans-local', 'place' and 'culture', issues of conflict and contest, ecologies, politics and care practices, common and commonality, institutions and agencies are addressed.

The book is written by architects, artists, activists, curators, cultural workers, educators, sociologists and residents living in different rural and urban areas in Europe and is addressed to anyone concerned with the relation between culture, subjectivity, space and politics today.

- For more information you can download the full press release here.
- Contact us directly if you want to purchase a copy for €25 or £22 plus postage.
- A free PDF of the book is available for downloading on www.rhyzom.net and www.urbantactics.org
- ISBN 978-2-9530751-13 Dépôt légal Bibliothéque Nationale de France (BFN), Paris/ December 2010

DISTRIBUTION
atelier d'architecture autogérée (Paris) www.urbantactics.org / aaa@urbantactics.org
Public Works (London) publicworksgroup.net
PS2(Belfast) www.pssquared.org
Agency (Sheffield) www.sheffield.ac.uk/architecture/research/researchcentres/agency.html
Cultural Agencies / Philipp Misselvitz (Istanbul/Stuttgart)

PRODUCTION aaa/rhyzom PUBLISHER aaa/peprav
EDITORS Doina Petrescu, Constantin Petcou, Nishat Awan
CONCEPTION atelier d'architecture autogérée and Agency, Cultural Agencies, PS2, public works
DESIGN AND REALISATION atelier d'architecture autogérée, Nacho Ormaechea and Tatjana Schneider (Agency), Burak Susut (for Cultural Agencies), tonic design (for PS2), Kathrin Böhm (public works)
EDITORIAL ASSISTANTSHIP Hélène Palisson, Florian Huyghe, Nolwenn Marchand
TRANSLATIONS Tom Ridgway, Doina Petrescu, Zeynep Zileliogl, Nuria Rodríguez
PRINTING Graficas Valdés
IMAGE CREDITS
Pictures by kind permission of the photographers, as mentioned in the book.

Trans Local Act press release
tla-press.pdf
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COLCHESTER INN - INTERIM DISPLAY - SAT 5 - SAT 19 FEBRUARY 2011


COLCHESTER INN
Interim display
Saturday 5 - Saturday 19 February 2011

COLCHESTER INN is a public space in the making. It is constructed from different objects, elements and habits connected with hosting. Each part of Colchester Inn is devised by a Colchester based group.

So far four different groups have developed their elements for the Inn:

Colchester Chinese Culture Society worked on the concept and design for the
KNOT CURTAIN, which combines the well-wishing meaning of Chinese knots with the
Chinese custom of showing family photos when welcoming new guests.

A group of students from the BA (Hons) Art and Design - Three Dimensional Design and Craft course at Colchester Institute have invented the KNICK KNACK CLOUD, a growing collection of Knick Knack contributed by people from Colchester. These objects works as conversation starters, and each one has its own story attached as a recording.

A group of individuals who came together for the project have expanded the idea of the PUBLIC TEA PARTY to include a working clay oven, a collection of tea cups and china sourced from charity shops around Colchester, a new recipe book, and the
CAKE OF THE DAY concept.

The Time Bank group is inviting guests of the COLCHESTER INN to enter a different
TIME ZONE, one that is not based on minutes and hours but different intervals and concepts of time to get lost in.

COLCHESTER INN has been initiated by the art and architect collective public works, and commissioned by firstsite.

Please join us for a number of events during this presentation of COLCHECTER INN:
- Every day, at 3pm Public Tea Party with Cake of the Day
- Saturday 12 February, 2-4pm Knick Knack Encounter 1
- Wednesday 16 February, 6-8pm Collectors Talk about collecting & collectables
- Friday 18 February, 4-6pm Knick Knack Encounter 2

This exhibition is the second Interim Launch of the project, which it is hoped will result in a pavilion structure that is sited near firstsite's new building in 2012. Until then Colchester Inn continues as a work in progress and will involve more Colchester based groups.