Let us imagine an artists house.
A house to rehearse ideas. A house to practice in. A house to imagine a different Birmingham. A house as a public artwork. A house as an outpost. A house for a keyworker. A house for production. A social house. A not-for-profit house. A real social house. A house that is a home, not a financial tool. A home for living and working. A home that is a public good.
Take a seat on ‘The Five K’s’, eat delicious food cooked by Jasleen Kaur and talk about eating, voting and living together. All are welcome, just come along a take grab a space.
Saturday 15 July 1–2pm (Lunch & ‘Upcycle this Book’ book launch)
Friday 9 June, 2–5pm
Uncommon Building – A Collective Assemblage of a Speculative Archive
In a workshop in the guise of a consultation session, with specially invited contributors from a range of backgrounds, positions, and disciplines, we collectively assembled a speculative archive of the Artists House. This workshop was facilitated by Honor Gavin & Adam Kaasa.
Wednesday 21 June, 6.30–8pm
Housing and the Commons
In this discussion lead by Architects Mike Dring and Robert Annable, we explored the practices and pleasures of commons and commoning in housing and the wider city, challenging the dynamics of state and market driven space.
Wednesday 28 June, 6.30–8.30pm
2-Way Street: Open Forum
We shared our knowledge and experience – felt, taught, factual, speculative – related to living and working individually and in community. Alice Gale-Feeny designed this discussion event using the format of a fishbowl conversation.
Tuesday 4 July, 5–7pm
Housing Moves: Tour and Animation Screening:
Screening of new animations made by Crisis users working with Rosalie Schweiker.
WHAT IS EASTSIDE PROJECTS Audio Guide
Earlier this month Eastside Projects’ Operation Assistant Emily Hawes led a workshop with Johanna, Tina and Rai from Arts in Crisis , with the intention of making an audio guide to coincide with the launch of Housing Moves. The open conversation was structured round a series of prompts and questions such as ‘What Is Eastside Projects?’ and ‘What Did The Artworks Feel Like?’ and has been edited into a unique ‘tour’, of Eastside Projects and ‘Production Show’.