"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
publicworkspanels.pdf
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Engaged and Enraged proposal_text
publicworkstext.pdf
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