Friday Sessions are informal talks and presentations hosted by public works on Friday evenings with invited guests and friends.

FRIDAY SESSIONS ARE TAKING A WINTER BREAK AND WILL BE BACK IN EARLY 2011

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FS_42 - ON NOMADISM - WEDNESDAY 17 NOV AT 19.00 AT PUBLIC WORKS STUDIO

Photo: Fernando García Dory, Mali 2007

Photo: Fernando García Dory, Mali 2007


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.

On WEDNESDAY 17th of November 2010
From 7PM
at public works studio
1-5 Vyner Street London
E2 9DG
click here for directions

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.

Pooya Ghoddous (Theran 1974) has worked as an architect, consultant, and designer in companies in Iran and The United Arab Emirates from. from 2004 to 2007 he worked with CENESTA, an NGO based in Iran working with Qashqai Nomads on Sustainable Livelihoods and Nature Conservation. During this time he had a first hand experience to live and learn from the traditional nomads and study aspects of the mobilities of transnational Iranians. Together with Farshid Behzad and Sohrab Daryabandari he is currently producing a documentary film on the subject of Nomadism in Iran. He received his master's in Architecture and Urbanism from Shahid Beheshti University and a master in Urbanisation and Development from London School of Economics and Political Science which was dedicated to Global Nomads or Temporary Citizens: Transnational Mobility of Middling Iranians.
www.iranomad.com
www.cenesta.org

Fernando García Dory (Madrid, 1978) is a neo-pastoral and agro-ecologist artist. His work deals with subjects affecting the current relation between culture and nature in the framework of landscape, countryside, desires and expectations related to aspects of identity, crisis, utopia and social change. He often uses self-organization strategies, initiating collaborative social plastic processes. He studied Fine Arts at the Universidad Complutense de Madrid, and Rural Sociology. His interest in mobility, rythms and relation with space, made him to start to work with trashumants and nomads. After creating a Shepherds School, he organised a World Gathering of Nomadic and Trashumant Pastoralists, resulting from it the WAMIP ( World Alliance of Mobile Indigenous Pastoralists) , representing the 250 mill of nomadic pastoralists in the world.
www.campoadentro.es
www.wamip.org

FS41_ALL ABOUT SHOPS ON FRIDAY 8 OCTOBER AT 19.00 AT PUBLIC WORKS STUDIO

To coincide with the weblaunch of the International Village Shop, a joint venture by public works, myvillages.org, Grizedale and Somewhere.


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.

FRIDAY SESSIONS ARE ON SUMMER BREAK


Friday Session will return after the summer break when everyone is back from the beach.

FS_40 WITH LISE AUTOGENA AND A STORY ABOUT ZELDENRUST III, CROSSING THE CHANNEL AND A NEW MOORING IN LONDON


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:

Dear all

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.

Lise

FS_39 ON FRIDAY 26 MARCH. COMMUNAL/COLLECTIVE/COMMON. GARDENS/LAND/INITIATIVES.


With presentations by

Nina Pope from Somewhere on What Will the Harvest Be? at Abbey Gardens in Stratford

Celine Condorelli talking about Commons and things in common

Cristina Cerulli, University of Sheffield and Studio Polpo, about the Crookes-Walkley Transition Group in Sheffield

Nolwenn Marchand from aaa on Le 56 ECOintersice in Paris

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.

FS_38 ON SUNDAY 14th MARCH AT 14.00  DIY-REGENERATION WALK AROUND KINGS CROSS


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 polly@publicworksgroup.net
MAP FOR MEETING SPOT: http://www.qype.co.uk/place/399299-Albertini-London

FS_37: JUST DRINKS WITHOUT DISCUSSION AND THE LAUNCH OF OUR NEW WEBSITE


We've moved into our new studio more than a year ago.

We finally will go live with our new public works website.
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

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ABOUT FRIDAY SESSIONS


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

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