The Forum at Shoreditch House
Play's the Thing
With Ashley Mc Cormic
- Amy Feneck
Running Associations is a collection of actions/proposals made in response to ‘Running Collectives’ – a series of works by Amy Feneck that focus upon the relationship between self-organised activity and public space.
With the help of Rosie Traina I made a map contribution to Running Associations
Gathering to explore potential for relationship between body/performance and politics. 8th May Spitalfield's City Farm.
Sound Track - Date Night 20th Century Fox Film
Released on the 21st April Date Night is a romantic, comedy, thriller
I wrote and sang the song 'elephant' that features in it
UNCIVILISATION 2010 brings together writers and thinkers, musicians, artists and storytellers who have woken up to the likelihood that we will outlive our way of living. The world of supermarkets and superhighways is not going to become "sustainable" - as the systems we grew up taking for granted start to break down, how do we go on making sense of our lives?We're bringing some of the best known figures addressing these issues together with exciting, radical voices you might not have heard before, to explore two core questions:What do we do after we stop pretending "the world as we know it" can be sustained?, Where do we find new stories for the unknown world ahead…?
Residency at the Live Art Development Agency
After the success of residency to develop collaboration with Rio film maker Marcia Derraik. On May 28th and 29th I will be hosted by the Live Art Development Agency, the residency will culminate in a discussion of the art and political issues at stake in Street Training.
Art and Labour Summit
Part of Art School at Cell Space on Cambridge Heath Road, East London
Camden Arts Centre The Big Rip Off! - Fundraising event
Saturday 17 April, 2.00-5.00pm
i will be repurposing techniques learnt from hanging arouund the streets with 'peripheral' people internationally - come and learn trespassing, reverse pick pocketing and breaking in through open windows.
Family workshops, artists’ stalls and activities raising money to support our future programme.2010 marks the 20th anniversary of Camden Arts Centre’s internationally acclaimed residency programme: a pivotal moment in the career of artists including Martin Creed, Eva Rothschild and Simon Starling.
The Big Rip Off! is a day of fundraising activities which gives artists license to plunder the history of financial misdemeanours. Activities include forgery workshops, cat burglary lessons for children, bootleg designer t-shirts and a gallery of faked art works. Money raised will provide vital funding for future residencies and allow Camden Arts Centre to continue to support artists and their work.
Radio interview with Furtherfield.org 13th April 9.30pm
Street Training Conference
Saturday 27th March 2pm
The conference will ask if Street Training has effected any change on the Sceaux Gardens Estate behind the gallery and in the behaviours of Police, Planners and other proffessionals who have received the training. What is social behaviour? as opposed to antisocial? An innovative format and structure designed with Muf using permaculture princple of 'going with the energy' aims to encourage discussion with the wide mix of delegates.
Embody Exuberant Gesture
Residency and Discussion at the Live Art Developmet Agency with Brazilain film maker Marcia Derraik
Walking and Ethnography
Text in Visual Studies Journal
Training students from Central School of Speach and Drama
I was invited by Louise Owen to Street Train BA students
Free Distributed Live Performance
South London Gallery
Event 19th December at South London Gallery - see the Street Training Documentary and contribute to the Sceaux Street Training Manual
Street Training, Young people from Sceaux Gardens Estate train Southwark police in the difference between Antisocial and creative bahaviour.
This is Not a Gateway
Talk as part of this festival of rethinking and critiquing the city
Street Training Rio de Janeiro
Currently Editing Documentary shot in Rio's Morro dos Prazeres Favela (slum) looking at movement, liberty and sexuality through my own apprenticeship with young girls who dance funk .
snippet here http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jw5Jy8D0Nsk∞
BBC radio 3 the Robert Elms Show
Talking about Sceaux Street Training, where teenagers on the Sceaux Gardens Estate train 'authority figures' in how to have more fun.
Sceaux Street Training with the South London Gallery
INVITATION sent to specially selected local councilors, journalists with an interest in play and antisocial behaviour, local police, tenants and residents association members
“Play has been all but designed out of public space. Play is not the sole preserve of children, in adults it increases spontaneity, flexibility and creative thinking.” – Lottie Child
The South London Gallery would like to offer a select group of professionals the opportunity to participate in a unique training away-day with artist Lottie Child and young people from Sceaux Gardens estate. The training is designed to teach you how to have more fun in the streets and public spaces.
You will be among a group made up of invited professionals and partners who have a direct interest in young people, public space, risk management and anti-social behaviour.
Lottie Child has developed her practice around the idea of ‘Street Training’ for the last 8 years, a methodology which “fuses participatory art practice, play, teaching and learning”. Lottie’s work is exhibited internationally. (For more information on Lottie’s work, visit the street training website www.streettraining.org) . The half-day will comprise:
Material generated out of the project will be collated/evaluated with the aim of establishing new long-term dialogues between professionals and young people around anti-social behaviour and how it is assessed in a variety of public contexts.http://www.southlondongallery.org/docs/edu/project.jsp?id=24∞
Training with the Camberwell massive
I'm currently training with Camberwell kids on the Sceaux Gardens Estate so that we can teach law makers and enforcers how to have more fun in the streets. We're training eachother, yesterday they taught me and a group of people including someone from the art press, a performer from Punch Drunk, a variety of ways to get down concrete steps, they explained that anti-climb paint never comes off your clothes and how to do beat boxing. We've been teaching them capoeira, Baris from Cordao De Ouro http://www.cdol.co.uk/∞
came and taught the moves and also how watching your opponent can prepare you for confrontational situations in real life, we'll also be bringing clowning training and conflict resolution training from an organisation called LEAP http://www.leaplinx.com/∞
. This Project is with the very effective and multifaceted support of lots of people at South London Gallery especially Frances Williams, Sarah Coffils, Lauren Willis and Jo Brinton http://www.southlondongallery.org/∞
Sophie Hope presented Tactical Play coloquium at Birkbeck University
City as Gymnasium
at CUBE centre for the urban built environment Manchester. Street Training comes to Manchester to learn the joyful, funny and subversive things people do when they're moving through the city. A series of workshops take place 6.00pm - 9.30pm 24 - 27th June.
i'm researching the links between urban and rural behaviors at the moment, exploring behaviours people from the 'campo' have when they arrive here in rio and start to become 'naturalised' adapt and conform. I'm working with Marcia Derraik, award winning documentary maker her company is called antenna her website is http://www.antenna.com.br/∞
she is very knowledgeable and also very spontaneous helping me to create and navigate situations as we film in the streets. we also work with a guy called Lucas who does most of the filming and provides us with masculine presence which feel essential and allows us the space to work we with a seriousness that two women working alone would not be perceived as having, here where authority in public space and public life is predominently male.
filming on Monday went really well a guy from the northeast with particular canniness showed us all kinds of tricks for the rio streets, in response to the questions - what do youu do inn order to be safe on the streets and what do you do in order to be joyful? I showed him the street training manual made up of the responses of people in King's Cross London and he showed us such things as.... there are loads of fruit trees in Rio with weird and wonderful (to me) fruit i have never seen - Walgima took some and using one of the iconic and ubiquitous little white marble cubed cobbles from the famous rio pavements he set about cracking open the seeds and extracting delicious almonds that i'm sure not many cariocas would consider eating. This is a great example of the rich skills and knowledge gained over millenia in the countryside as a result of symbiosis with the environment that are immediately discarded on arrival in big cities in response to the need to integrate, conform and get on with the urgent business of making a living and keeping out of trouble
Currently staying at
as part of British Council funded residency for three months in Brazil researching; Malandragem, Doing Nothing using Permaculture and emulating animals
Research in Brazil
visit to fazenda ouro verde at http://www.dancebatukeira.com/en/index.php∞
then 10 days at http://www.kilombotenonde.com/∞
for the event Permangola brining capoeira angola and permaculture together. training with mestre cobra mansa was at 5am every morning. The sensitivities and ways of relating to nature that were reinvigorated while i was there were developed further during my Visit to Pura Vida http://puravidaonline.wordpress.com∞
here I continued living close to nature with no running water or electricity i became synchronised with the rhythms of the sun rising and setting.
special training away-day
on December 6 2008 The South London Gallery
“Play in the streets has been all but designed out of public space. Play is not the sole preserve of children, in adults it increases spontaneity, flexibility and creative thinking; benefiting work and relationships with self and others.” – Lottie Child
The South London Gallery offered a select group of professionals the opportunity to participate in a unique training away-day with artist Lottie Child. The group of 12 will was made up of invited professionals and partners who have a direct interest in young people, public space, risk management and anti-social behaviour.
Tate Street Training
November 22nd Tate Forum, a group of young people train users and shapers of public space in it's safe and joyful use.
Ibai Talk at Recyclart, Brussels
Along with Kathrin Bohm from Public Works http://www.publicworksgroup.net/∞
, I gave an artist's talk about Street Training, showed how it emerged from the University of Openness, Climbing Club and developed in a context of re evaluating how we teach and learn and from/with whom. Showed examples from Street Training sessions in Munich, Helsinki, London and introduced the street training website www.streettraining.org.
the theme of the discussions was public/private space
also part of this lecture series were Benoit Moritz http://www.lacambre-archi.be/article.php3?id_article=290∞
and Steve Mc Adam
Workshop with Constant, Brussels
Part of Towards subjective, collective cartographies
It's good to reconnect with Cartography debates 5 years after collaborating on the Cartographic Congress http://www.metamute.org/en/The-Cartographic-Congress∞
Street Training Session was very well attended on the 5th and 6th November 2008. Participants included children working with JES youth group, Students from La Cambre http://www.lacambre-archi.be/∞
, students from Berlin Technical University http://www.tu-berlin.de/∞
and baupiloten http://www.baupiloten.com/∞
Street Training techniques innovated include: swivel on a shiny bollard, throw tennis ball to dislodge pigeons roosting on the cathedral, many varied ways to slide down hand rails, throwing and catching over signs, looped zebra crossing walk (also suggested in Linz by Ralf), backwards low wall walking, heel to toe pavement dancing... http://streettraining.org/node/221∞
From 4 to 7 November
Recyclart, Ursulinestraat 25, 1000, Brussels ·
Busboîtescartesmaps was an event for subjective representations of Brussels, part of the development of software for subjective cartography.
in conversation with Clare Cumberlidge from General Public Agency at the South London Gallery
On the notion of participation in the public realm, part of a commission by Peckham Space
The School of Life
Teaching on their play course
"Our faculty is made up of some of the brightest thinkers and artists at work today. They include Alain de Botton, Geoff Dyer, Susan Elderkin, Tom Hodgkinson, Brett Kahr, Robert Macfarlane and Martin Parr."
E1 Street Training
On the 10th, 17th, 24th and 31st August Street Trainers will guide you through the streets and along the fine line between creative and antisocial behaviour. Meet 2pm outside Liverpool Street Station, Bishopsgate. places are limited so booking is essential.
also see StreetTrainingSessions
Games and Theory
at the South London Gallery
Games & Theory
11|7|2008 - 7|9|2008
Gustavo Artigas (Mexico), Lottie Child (UK), Marc Herbst (US), Tushar Joag (India), Jakob Kolding (Denmark), Kasia Krakowiak (Poland), George Henry Longly (UK), Marta Marcé (UK/Spain), Nils Norman (UK), Dan Shipsides (UK).
Games & Theory brings together the work of international contemporary artists who share interests in play, sports and gaming. With works shown in, on and around Nils Norman's play architecture, viewers are encouraged to become active participants in the exhibition and climb, crawl and experience the gallery in new ways. Taking its cue from Situationist ideologies, Games & Theory explores the radical potential of play as a form of resistance and expression of freedom.
Peckham Street Training
A collaboration with futherfeild.org's Ruth Catlow for the Peckham Space's artistic programme. Culminating in an experiential tour of Peckam Square which will be developed through workshops with local young women. These will challenge conventional uses of public space and social norms, inviting participants to consider how behavior can determine the (physical and virtual) built environment.
Collaborating Artists: Lottie Child (Street Training) Ruth Catlow (Furtherfield.org)
Partner: Peckham Space
Aldgate Street Training
part of the walks and talks program for the exhibition London Open City
at Somerset House
on Saturday the 29th of March I took visitors on a Street Training session around Aldgate and Bricklane. This event was sponsored by superpower developers Exemplar and was commissioned by General Public Agency.
images on Flickr
A cunning little chalk intervention
exploring a glorious hole in the wall
with a wonderfully diverse group of people including an Italian hedge fund manager, High powered Developers, An Actress, Architects, Capoeiristas, a small child, a designer, an expert in play, a biologist, educators, guerrilla gardeners, railing vaulters, urban climbers...
Roam A weekend of Walking
Sauntering, shuffling, ambling, rambling. Wandering, striding, strolling, hiking, dawdling, pacing, strutting, stalking. We have so many words to express moving around on two feet. Each suggests a different sense of occasion, of place, of a moment and point in time, of leisure or labour, and of being in or out of control. Whether it be to exercise the mind, the body or our human rights, walking, in all its many forms, has engaged artists, philosophers, campaigners, explorers and travellers alike for thousands of years. While the location may be rural, urban, or even fictional, walking continues to satisfy our urge to navigate, investigate, visit and explore other places, as well as coming to know more about ourselves.
Roam, A Weekend of Walking brings to Loughborough six artists who invite you to come walking with them to investigate the town afresh.
skip leap technique demonstrated by Daniel who works with young people at the brilliant next level cafe
we made a few interventions at the rushes shopping centre and created some street training videos
I am a think tank
Artist Richard DeDomenici
brought young people together to explore and express their socio-political opinions through processes including performance, discussion and happenings. It was based at ArtsAdmin
i did a street training session with the group
Pissing in a bush on the Aldgate Gyratory and getting told off by the police