JOIN US FOR A TWO DAY WORKSHOP AT ABBEY GARDENS
FRIDAY AND SATURDAY, 26 AND 27 OF MARCH 2010 WITH
PUBLIC WORKS & SOMEWHERE.
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 the site, such as collective gardening and harvesting,
urban food production, social and historical aspects of the site,
The aim for the two day workshop is to develop a brief for one or
more 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
(see the picture!). The honesty box, conceived as part of What Will
The Harvest Be? is part of a wider network of cultural trading
activities and platforms 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.
Programme: Fri 26th March
10.00 Meeting at Abbey Gardens
Introduction of all participants and their different interests in
Mapping session of local
resources/narratives/skills/appreciations/conflicts within Abbey
Gardens and its proximity which could inform the new products.
13.00 Lunch at Abbey Gardens
14.00 - 17.00 Further mapping and group session brainstorming
and sketching first ideas for a new products.
19.00 Friday Session_39 - an informal discussion at
public works studio, 1-5 Vyner Street, London E2 9DG
With presentations by Nina Pope from Somewhere on What Will the
Celine Condorelli talking about commons and things in common
Cristina Cerutti about the Crokkes-Walkley Transition group in
Nolwenn Marchand from aaa on Le 56 ECOintersice in Paris
Followed by discussion and food and drinks.
Sat 27th March
10.00 Production workshop at Abbey Gardens, aiming towards a
brief and first prototypes for new products.
12.30 Informal lunch and internal presentation of workshop
13.30 Further sketching/prototyping/building
15.00 Tea and cakes followed by presenting results to the
15.30 Discussion about the different values involved in making
and trading the new product within the context of the Abbey Gardens
Honesty Box and the International Village Shop
Who Will Take Part?
The workshop is organised collaboratively by the Friends of
Abbey Gardens, Somewhere and public works it takes place within the
context of an EU cultural project called RHYZOM.
Members of Abbey Gardens are invited to join. To reserve a place
for the workshop email mail 'at' abbeygardens.org - or Contact
Andreas. Please note that places are limited and reservation is
SATURDAYS GARDEN CLUB SESSIONS WILL TAKE PLACE AS USUAL FROM
10AM-3PM AND WILL RUN ALONGSIDE THE WORKSHOP