AboutThis landmark event will explore the diverse, contested and vital conceptions of being in public. Set in a bespoke structure designed by Ola Wasilkowska and Michal Piasecki, with a host of international contributors, Parade will challenge the lazy, institutionalised model of knowledge transfer. Our modes of assembly, our forms of address and the knowledge we share will be intimately bound.
LOCATION: The Rootstein Hopkins Parade Ground, Chelsea College of Art and Design (beside Tate Britain) 16 John Islip St., London, SW1P 4JU.
TUBE: (Pimlico or Vauxhall)
Friday 21st May, 5pm - 7pm: LAUNCH
Potluck snacks (bring and share) while Open Music Archive plays music from the commons.
Saturday 22nd May, 10am - 6pm: A DAY OF CONSECUTIVE BARCAMPS
These open, participatory workshop-events will explore being in public past, present and future. Come and contribute.
Sunday 23rd May, 2pm - 6pm: THE MARKET OF IDEAS
Markets are good at distributing resources. Based on the model of the ancient bazaar, Parade will convene a Market of Ideas in which stalls staffed by artists, academics, urbanists, geographers, environmentalists, health workers, anthropologists, economists and others will allow for the exchange of knowledge with the milling public. The Market of Ideas will explore the distribution of public knowledge, embody peer-2-peer exchange, and build communal resources.
For a full list of Market Stall holders please visit: http://criticalpracticechelsea.org/wiki/index.php?title=Parade_Market_of_Ideas_May_23%2C_2010
ARTIST COMMISSION: Experience the obstacles and pleasures of the public realm from the position of helpless larvae by climbing into one of Joanna Rajkowskas human-sized cocoons.
Travel to the Rootstein Hopkins Parade Ground
By Tube: 5 minutes from Pimlico tube (Victoria Line) 10 minutes from Vauxhall tube (Victoria Line).
By Bus: 2, C10, 36, 77A, 88, 185, 436.Parking: There is limited parking on Atterbury St. and John Islip St. alongside the College. Free from 6.30pm onwards and at weekends.
Documentation of the Event: The hashtag for Parade on flickr, Twitter, Delicious and beyond is #parade10. Please make your online content locatable by including this tag.
Critical Practice is a cluster of artists, researchers and academics hosted by Chelsea College of Art and Design, a constituent college of the University of the Arts London. We have a long standing interest in art, public goods, spaces, services and knowledge, and a track record of producing original, participatory events.
Parade is part of POLSKA! YEAR, which comprises over 200 projects presenting the most interesting achievements of Polish culture to UK audiences. The project takes place under the patronage of HM The Queen and HE The President of the Republic of Poland. POLSKA! YEAR is co-ordinated by the Adam Mickiewicz Institute in Warsaw. www.polskayear.pl/en
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