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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WICK CURIOSITY SHOP GOES GRAZ: EXHIBITION AND CONFERENCE STARTS 10 MARCH


public works was invited by rotor in Graz/Austria to be part in an exhibition and conference that asks questions about arts projects in the context of neighbourhood development.

The exhibition opens on Thursday 10th March and  is called
CREATIVE COMMUNICATION AND ARTISTIC INTERVENTION INTO PUBLIC SPACE.
Showcasing examples by
Christoph Schäfer (Hamburg)
Jeanne van Heeswijk (Rotterdam)
Oda Projesi & Nadin Reschke (Istanbul / Berlin)
and public works (London)

The conference takes place Thursday and Friday, titled
URBAN NEIGHBROUGHOOD CULTURES and for a full programme click here.

OFF THE TRACK, WALK IN HACKNEY WICK, THIS SUNDAY 4 MARCH AT 4 PM


THE WAY WE WALK

Off the Track
Brigand boys, Monkey Parades and Clarnico Girls
Sunday, March 6, 2011, 4pm
Monkey Parades were popular from at least the 1840's and were a British working class institution, which probably started life in the crowded urban centres. This courting congregation that saw men and women lavishly dressed to impress was rife in Hackney in 19th Century. The walk will retrace a visual journey of the Wick by George Sims, a journalist during the height of the popularity of Monkey Parades in the late 1800s. Participants are invited to dress to impress and the ladies are invited to wear lavish hats (designed by the ladies at the Wick) ending with a drink on Mabley Green.
The walk will lead by Torange Khonsari and take app. 1 hour and will leave from the Wick Curiosity Shop, 10 Felstead Street, Oslo House, Hackney Wick, London E9 5LT

This is part of a week long SPRING OUTING of the HACKNEY WICK CURIOSITY SHOP.

SUNFLOWER AVENUE SEED BOMBING WALK, SAT 5 MARCH AT 11 AM


THE WAY WE WALK

Sunflower Avenue Seed Bombing Walk
Saturday, March 5, 2011, 11am

Sunflower Avenue connects Mabley Green to Victoria Park cutting straight through the heart of Hackney Wick. It is a Local Initiative by Lea Bank Square Purple Garden to establish a planted connection between the two local parks. Seed Bombs specially designed and made in the Wick Curiosity Shop will be used to replant hundreds of sunflowers while strolling along the Avenue.
The walk will be lead by Andreas Lang and take app. 1 hour and will leave from the Wick Curiosity Shop, 10 Felstead Street, Oslo House, Hackney Wick, London E9 5LT ending at Mabley Green

This is part of a week long SPRING OUTING of the HACKNEY WICK CURIOSITY SHOP.

FRIDAY FISH WALK IN HACKNEY WICK, FRIDAY 4 MARCH AT 3.00 PM


THE WAY WE WALK

Friday Fish Walk
Friday, March 4, 2011, 3pm

It is Friday afternoon and what better way to spend it than joining the Curiosity Shop on a walk to show you where one could pick up the best fish in the Wick! Along the way we will fly post pictures and posters, which have been made on-site at Oslo House earlier in the week.
The walk will be lead by Polly Brannen and take approximately 40 minutes and will leave from the Wick Curiosity Shop, 10 Felstead Street, Oslo House, Hackney Wick, London E9 5LT

This is part of a week long SPRING OUTING of the HACKNEY WICK CURIOSITY SHOP.

PRINTERS PARADISE, A WALK IN HACKNEY WICK, THURSDAY 3 MARCH AT 3.00 PM


THE WAY WE WALK

Printers Paradise
Thursday, March 3, 2011, 3pm

'Printers Paradise' was the informal name of the dense cluster of printers and related industry spread around the Wick and along the Carpenters Road. With the changes sweeping through the area and through the print industry only a few outposts of Printers Paradise remain. Join us on a walk tracing the former glory, meet some of the printers and visit some of the print workshops still active in Hackney Wick.
The walk willbe lead by Andreas Lang and Gemma Drake take approximately 1 hour and will leave from The Wick Curiosity Shop, 10 Felstead Street, Oslo House, Hackney Wick, London E9 5LT.
The walk will contribute to an on-going project by Gemma documenting the changing print industry in and around Hackney Wick.

This is part of a week long SPRING OUTING of the HACKNEY WICK CURIOSITY SHOP.