As part of Ben Judd’s Stanley Picker Fellowship project The Origin, a series of workshops, performances, talks and tours will take place at Stanley Picker Gallery, a boat moored in Kingston Upon Thames and online throughout June and July 2021.
On 2 July, Sustainable Design from Kingston School of Art will give a talk on the Boat. The talk will be led by Paul Micklethwaite, researcher and practitioner in design for social innovation and sustainability and Senior Lecturer at Kingston University. Current students Juhi, Wenche, Nidhi, Claire and Alison will also discuss their river-based projects from the last year, such as communities forming around natural sites and ecological literacy:
Wenche Strøm: ‘Bio Puzzle’ – rewilding Knights Park
Juhi Bhowal: ‘My Hogsmill’ – increasing the social value of the river
Nidhi Tiwari: ‘Diving into the Future’ – reviving Surbiton’s Lidos
Claire Brierley: ‘Tolworth Oaks Community Park’
Booking in advance is essential. Places are limited. The talk will be recorded. The Boat will be moored at Canbury Gardens and you will be sent the exact mooring location before the event. If you have any access requirements, please contact us on 0208 417 4074 to discuss.
Please follow the link below to book your place on Eventbrite:
Ben Judd’s Stanley Picker Fellowship project The Origin reflects on Britain’s island status, both literal and metaphorical, and how islands shape the communities that live there. The Origin brings together the communities surrounding the Stanley Picker Gallery – from Kingston University students and academics to local networks, charities and residents – and asks them to imagine a classless, stateless, humane society based on common ownership. A temporary community, an experiment in living, a fictional island group. This collaborative project culminates this summer with an installation at the Gallery, a boat on the River Thames and a series of performances, workshops and events – a rehearsal for an alternative future.