Friday Sessions are informal talks and presentations hosted by public works on Friday evenings with invited guests and friends.
Friday Session 42 will bring
together two speakers who's work as artist and architect has led
them to a close involvement with nomadic and pastoral cultures
across the globe.
Pooya Ghoddousi, Architect and researcher born in Tehran and currently living in London will present his work nomadic and transitional cultures. Fernando García Dory, artist and ecologist from Spain will introduce his practice and involvement with the global pastoral movement from setting up of a Shepherds School in Spain to organising a global gathering of pastoralists.
Friday Sessions are informal talks and
presentations hosted by public works mostly on Friday evenings -
but sometimes on a Wednesday - with invited guests and friends.
Anyone is welcome.
Beer is served.
This Friday Session will be about shops. Shops/Stalls as a
format are increasingly used by
artists/activists/architects/neighbourhood initiatives etc. to
circulate products with a particular locality and the knowledge
attached, and to test and present new forms of economy and trade.
Presentations followed by conversations, with
Christian Nold on his current project Bijlmereuro in Amsterdam,
Michael Smythe who runs nomad
Kit Hammonds and Emily Pethick about Publish and Be Damned
Leila Mc Alistar who runs Leila's Shop on Arnold Circus
and others tbc soon.
Lise Autogena has been involved in setting up a new new mooring on the Thames in London, then refurbished a boat in Rotterdam to bring it over to London, and she is back now. We are looking forward seeing Lise again and listening to a truely amazing story.
Join us for food and drinks from 19.00 at our studio on 1-5 Vyner Street.
From an e mail from Lise recently:
I have now finally arrived at Tower Bridge with Zeldenrust III, after the most fantastic journey through Holland, Belgium and finally across the sea and into the Thames Estuary, to my new mooring right in front of Tower Bridge. We left Rotterdam on the 21st March and arrived in London early Saturday morning on the 10th April, having waited for a quiet sea in Belgium for two weeks. A huge rainbow saluted us before leaving Belgium, and a group of dolphins accompanied us the whole way across the sea. Apart from Martin's jokes, it was a truly magical crossing across a calm sun-filled sea, and we sailed into London as the morning haze lifted from the Thames and daylight broke over London. It was a truly magical climax after three years of ship building and six years of dreaming of a new mooring in London.
With presentations by
Followed by discussion, food and drinks.
On Friday 16th March at 19.00
public works studio
1-5 Vyner Street
London E2 9DG
The Friday Session takes place alongside a RHYZOM workshop organised by public works and Somewhere for Abbey Gardens. The idea for the workshop is to brainstorm and develop new objects/items/goods that derive from the context of Abbey Gardens a collective urban food growing site. The brief is open and will be developed collectively and in reference to specific aspects of Abbey Gardens, such as collective gardening and harvesting, urban food production, social and historical aspects of the site, etc. The aim for the two day workshop is to develop a brief for one or a number of new products, and if possible, to assemble first prototypes. The new items can be anything: from food or tools to plants or processes and of a real or digital nature.
The products may later be used at Abbey Gardens and distributed locally through the Abbey Gardens' new honesty box and mobile stall. The honesty box is part of a wider network of cultural trading activities called the International Village Shop, where the new products for Abbey Gardens can become part of a growing collection of locally informed and produced goods.
Join Polly Brannan from public works and members of the Kings Cross community in a local group walk around King's Cross on SUNDAY 14TH MARCH AT 2PM. The walk will revisit areas of Kings Cross (mainly Somerstown) which feature in the DIY REGENERATION project by public works which took place over the Summer of 2009 as part of the 'Junction' programme at Camden Arts Centre.
Visiting local cafes for tea stops, local initiatives and
meeting residents who run the Somerstown Festival will give you the
opportunity to find out what is going on in the area from a local
perspective. As we walk we will fly poster the DIY tips which were
collected during the summer residency in and around Kings Cross.
Get your blu-tac ready and eyes open!
We will meet outside the café 'Albertini's' on 20 Chalton
Street, NW1 1JH
(5 mins from British Library)
To reserve a place email POLLY firstname.lastname@example.org
MAP FOR MEETING SPOT: http://www.qype.co.uk/place/399299-Albertini-London
We've moved into our new studio more than a year ago.
We finally will go live with our new public works
The year is still young enough to have new year's drinks!
Join us for a get-together on Friday 5th February from
19.00 at our studio
at 1-5 Vyner Street, London E2 9DG
We started to organise Friday Sessions in our former studio on Scrutton Street in March 2006.
Since 2009 we have moved the sessions out of the studio and into spaces and situations where we work/want to visit/collaborate with.
Friday Sessions have been started by Anne and Thorsten from 2610 South Architects in Johannesburg, where public works was invited in 2005 to give a Friday Session.
Drawing by Thorsten Deckler of a typical Friday Session in Johannesburg