…by Peter Rednour, a regular visitor to our Hayward Gallery rooftop schoolhouse this week, carefully captures the details of life in the dome this week, with the bright spirally rug in the center and when we finally get around to making our book on this queer month-long school, this drawing will be sure to grace ..
…by Mertle (performance artist, Caroline Smith) part of a day of activities organized by Avant Gardening on the Sundown Schoolhouse of Queer Home Economics terrace was the appropriate culmination of a week of heavy programming and lots of visitors in the dome – with a sunny break in the bleak weather allowing us some last ..
…in London’s Kennsington Park designed by Herzog & de Meuron and Ai Weiwei – where I made my way for a quick visit this morning before the 11am opening of the Sundown Schoolhouse of Queer Home Ec at the Hayward – is one of my favorites yet, modestly nestled into the landscape, a warm welcoming ..
…at long last – having grown up surrounded by that familiar activity with knitting aunts and grandmother, a knitting mom who knit us sweaters and afghans, and a knitting sister who’ll make me an occasional hat or scarf in shocking colors when I’m lucky – was the highlight of the day at the Sundown Schoolhouse ..
…or Sundown Schoolhouse of Queer Home Economics on my first day in London-town at the Hayward Gallery – where I am excited to see our new bright white canvas geodesic dome HQ nicely positioned over the pixelated layout of stacked pallets forming a complex conversation pit which I had sketched up weeks ago, expertly installed ..
…circling over the city in a typical Heathrow holding pattern gives me a nice shot of the Thames and a quick tour of my destinations for the the week…starting with the Hayward Gallery rooftop for Sundown Schoolhouse of Quee..
…of the Sundown Schoolhouse of Queer Home Economics is under way on the rooftop terrace, featuring a sliver view of Big Ben, where I have dropped by for a quick meeting on my way from Liverpool to Budapest to discuss design and details of the geodesic dome-topped platform that will be our HQ for a month starting ..
…will be the site of the upcoming ‘Sundown Schoolhouse of Queer Home Economics‘ – which will be perched on the southwest terrace – and with 24 hours in town I have the chance to check out our future digs, make plans, and meet with some local friends who will be involved, including one friend of ..
…is coming to the rooftop terrace of the Hayward Gallery in London this summer (from June 11th – July 11th for their pre-Olympics Wide Open School program) and we are now looking for local and visiting queers interested in participating, interning, contributing materials, and proposing activities. (preliminary info can be found on th..
…kicked off the series today at the Animal Estates London HQ, Urban Wildlife Client Services, and we’re getting reports back of good times with bat ecolocation device demonstrations… This workshop proposes the design of cohabitable space that is to be shared between bats and humans. Through the acts of drawing and model making we will attempt to ..
…by our friends at Åbäke is in the works for the Animal Estates London HQ, Urban Wildlife Client Services, and today we received this exciting preview planning picture of jars and jars and jars of the local stuff….m..
…was a highlight find hidden in the endless fields and lawns of Hyde Park and Kensington Gardens – first viewed through a mysterious high window…they have chickens that are regularly invited to wander the gardens, nicely designed wood compost bins, organized raised beds, and a welcoming outdoor conference room…
…were the big hero highlights of the 2nd day of the Serpentine Garden Marathon – Eno giving an inspiring talk that had me scribbling notes for one of the first times since college, arguing for the approach of the bottom-up gardener vs. the top-down architect for the future where the creator/designer/composer/artist “…organizes only in parts…letting ..
…(part of a series of annual talks, performances, and interviews masterminded by the indefatigable Hans Ulrich Obrist at the Serpentine Gallery in London’s Kensington Gardens which has previously taken on maps, interviews, poetry, experiments, and manifestos – for which I contributed a London: A Manifesto from your Animals in 2008 – with today’s line-up highlights ..
…the most elegant, austere, and simple yet in the series – designed this year by Swiss architect Peter Zumthor and Dutch landscape designer Piet Oudolf in London’s Kensington Gardens – is in it’s final days and the inspiration for this years Serpentine Marathon series of talks taking place this weekend organized by curator Hans Ulrich ..
…is tomorrow night! ANIMAL ESTATES LONDON HQ: URBAN WILDLIFE CLIENT SERVICES at ARUP Phase 2, 8 Fitzroy Street, London W1T 4BJ, October 13th, 2011 – January 20th, 2012 Opening Event…* MEET THE ANIMAL CLIENTS Part I: Birds, Bees, & Bats, Thursday 13 October 2011, 6.00pm—8.30pm *Produced in collaboration with the inmidtown Habitats Competition run by ..
…is keeping us (including design collaborator Benjamin from Åbäke) busy morning til night in preparation for the Thursday evening opening event ‘Meet the Animal Clients, Part I: Birds, Bees & Bats‘ organized with the Architecture F..
…opened this evening with a packed Frieze Fair week art crowd filling the mezzanine overlooking the massive film projection of ‘Film’ created for the space (which is about 20,000 times bigger than last night’s art destination of the White Cubicle Toilet Gallery) by Tacita Dean as the latest edition of the much anticipated annual Unilever ..
…a favorite art space in town which occupies the 1.40 x 1.40 square meter ladies bathroom of the great George & Dragon (the friendly East End where-everyone-knows-your-name sort of queer-arty hangout) founded and curated by Pablo Leon de la Barra featuring a history of exhibiting artists that would be the envy of any contemporary art ..
…this afternoon to Heathrow where I rush through customs, Heathrow Express, Paddington Station, the Bakerloo Tube line, Regent Park Station, the nearby apartment to drop off bags, (all in under 60 minutes) and finally to the Fitzroy Street gallery at Arup where I meet the installation crew and get right to work preparing for the ..