Image: Ackroyd and Harvey, Lost Souls, 2007
Another event I am very excited about: ‘New maps for an island planet’. It is a book launch and panel in relation with the ‘Interdependence Day’ project. The evening will involve ‘discussion about the creation of new maps for navigating the complex challenges presented by global economic and ecological crises’.
The book that is being launched at this event is called ‘ATLAS: Geography, Architecture and Change in an Interdependent World’, edited by Renata Tyszczuk, Joe Smith, Nigel Clark and Melissa Butcher. I also have a ‘map’ in this publication and will participate, alongside other people who have contributed to the ATLAS, in the Open Book session taking place after the panel. In this session, I will run my ‘Mutation’project.
Date: Tuesday, 13 March 2012
Time: 6:30 pm
Place: London, Queen Elizabeth Hall, Southbank Centre
Tickets: £10, £5 concessions (you can book here)
The flyer/poster can be downloaded here.
Postscript: An edited podcast from this event is now available here.
A tasty event for spatial thinkers and the otherwise geographically inclined – and I will be going to it! It’s ‘The First Annual Doreen Massey Lecture’ at the Royal Geographical Society…
A panel of speakers including Ash Amin, Olafur Eliasson, Stuart Hall, Ken Livingstone, Chantal Mouffe, Jamie Peck, Michael Rustin, Nigel Thrift and Jane Wills will engage with Doreen Massey’s work around ‘Space, Place and Politics’ (poor Olafur Eliasson has to put up with all these academics!). Of course, Doreen will also be there to comment (and maybe put the speakers straight?!).
The event will take place on 11 March 2009 at the Royal Geographical Society at the very civilised time of 2pm (ending at about 7pm with one of these popular drinks receptions).
A flyer can be downloaded here. (It is worth downloading this flyer for aesthetic purposes alone!)
For those who don’t know where the Royal Geographical Society is, it’s at 1 Kensington Gore, London, SW7 2AR. That means, if you walk up Exhibition Road from the Science Museum towards Hyde Park, the last building on your left will be the RGS!
PS: This is the 100th post on this blog!!
A big thank you to all the people who took part in the pilot and talked to me about matter – and produced a series of amazing plasticine sculptures!
It was suggested to me that I also offer Fimo as an alternative for people who might want to turn their models into more permanent features, which I will look into. Of course this was not the only outcome of the pilot, but more in good time! ;)
In a few weeks, Mutable Matter will start its journey across the British Isles, finishing in late October 2008 in Milton Keynes. If you would like the project to come to a science festival, community centre, ecology fair, art gallery, adult education fair, education busking event etc. near you or would just like to have a chat about the project, please leave a comment or contact me through the contact page.
Pilots for the hands-on part of the project are taking place from Wednesday (27 February 2008, 12pm) onwards. The first sessions are taking place on the Open University main campus as Walton Hall. There are also some sessions at the Open University London campus at Camden by request! If you would like to participate, or would like the project to come to you, please contact me through this website!