28 MAR TO 1 APR: COLCHESTER INN - ALL TOGETHER NOW - AT FIRSTSITE


Colchester Inn is a project about hosting and welcoming in Colchester, initiated by the art and architecture collective public works, and commissioned by firstsite.

Since 2009 public works have collaborated with seven different community and interest groups, exploring their specific traditions of hosting and welcoming. At the end of March the results will come together, through a temporary exhibition and series of events.

Wednesday 28th March 2012, 18.00
Whose Plaza is it anyway
To launch Colchester Inn – All Together Now firstsite will be hosting a public discussion about the use of public spaces and its multiple users, using firstsite’s plaza as an example. Speakers are Judith Merritt (firstsite), Cany Ash (Ash Sakula Architects), Marc De'ath (Creative Co-op), Kathrin Böhm and Andreas Lang (public works), Harry Wilson (Ramprage) and Howard Davies (Colchester Borough Council).

Thursday 29th March 2012, 10am – 7pm
We need more Knick Knacks, Mosaic Space
Add your knick knacks to the KNICK KNACK CLOUD. Caroline Rhys-Lewis and Sheila Madder from the 3D design students’ group will be available all day to collect your knick knacks and their stories.

Thursday 29th March 2012, 15.30 pm - 16.30
Everyone’s rail

Free skateboard lessons* and demonstration,

*for those who have never been on a skateboard before

Thursday 29th March 2012 4.30pm – 5.15 pm
Skate Culture, Mosaic Space
Films programme selected by Jonny Antrobus

Friday 30th March 2012, 3pm – 4.40 pm
Public Tea Party Instant Cakes

Fresh cakes from the Public Tea Party clay oven, Mosaic Space
Watch and learn how to make simple cakes in no time with Glynis Brown.

Friday 30th March 2012, 6pm – 7.30pm
Pub Talk, Mosaic Space
A talk by Jess Jephcott, author of The Inns, Taverns and Pubs of Colchester,
about how pubs got shaped by legislation

Saturday 31st March 2012, 11am – 1pm
Cross Stitch!
Drop-in embroidery session with the Colne & Colchester Embroiderers Guild

Saturday 31st March 2012, 3pm
Public Tea Party, Mosaic Space
Bring your favourite cake along and sample some special cakes from the clay oven.

Sunday 1st April 2012, 12 – 4pm
Various Demonstrations, Mosaic Space

You need more than can be eaten
Learn how to make Chinese dumplings with the Colchester Chinese Cultural Society

Choose a local time
Watch how to make a cardboard clock with members of the Colchester Time Bank

Doily Boards
Design and make your own doily board.

Sunday 1st April 2012, 3.30pm
Everyone’s rail
Free skateboard lessons* and demonstration,

*for those who have never been on a skateboard before

Sunday 1st April 2012, 4.30pm
Skate Culture, Mosaic Space
Film programme, selected by Jonny Antrobus

ATLAS - NEW MAPPINGS FOR AN ISLAND PLANET - OUT NOW


public works is contributing with the Folkestonomy project to a new book on mapping and maps:
"Atlas. Geography, Architecture and Change in an Interdependent World"
, edited by Melissa Butcher, Nigel Clark, Joe Smith, Renata Tyszczukpublished by Blackdog Publishing.

To see the web-version click here.

7 MARCH TALK AT 'MILJONPROGRAMMET - THE CITY OF THE FUTURE'

We are invited by Meike Schalk who works at the School of Architecture & the Built Environment in Stockholm, and is part of the Fatale initiative there, to give a presentation, workshop and take part in informal discussions. The presentation will be part of a one day conference on March 7th on the "Miljonprogrammet" - a large scale housing development in Sweden between1965 and 1975. public works will be talking about local cultural projects and their spatial manifestations.

"Miljonprogrammet – the city of the future" is organised by Spridd / Småstugebyrån / KTH / Delegation for Sustainable Cities / Färgfabriken.

It will be live broadcast on http://www.livestream.com/kthlive.