The Sunday Round - 1

Artists, creativity, future, economics, cities, society, infrastructure, citizenship, sustainability.
A round up of the things we've seen, read or been interested in this week.


This week: art as an economic tool addressing exploitation, a very frank 'Art World Walkthrough', challenging the Fringe, urban planning as a practice that excludes people, how the mayor of London plans to save artist's workspace and how citizens will solve the housing crisis using data and tech.

 Source: COURTESY CATPC AND IHA

Source: COURTESY CATPC AND IHA

1.     What Is This Art Gallery Doing on a Congolese Palm-Oil Plantation? https://www.atlasobscura.com/articles/art-gallery-lusanga-plantation

2.     How to Put On An Exhibition – The White Pube
http://www.thewhitepube.co.uk/how-to-get-an-exhibition

3.     Fringe is Uber: A Model Dependent upon the Exploitation of Artists https://medium.com/@adendate/fringe-is-uber-a-model-dependent-upon-the-exploitation-of-artists-64c51ece8e7c

4.     Mayor to explore Creative Land Trust to support artists' workspace https://www.london.gov.uk/press-releases/mayoral/mayor-to-explore-setting-up-creative-land-trust

5.     Citizens are going to solve the housing crises – Andy Reeve | TEDxBrum https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=k9Do4U3ky4E

6.  What counts as real city planning? https://www.citylab.com/equity/2018/03/what-counts-as-real-city-planning/556082/?utm_source=twb


Opportunities:

Lush Film Fund. The fund commits £250,000 to help finance small-to-medium-sized film projects that focus on raising awareness around the issues of animal protection, environmental preservation, and human rights. Details: https://uk.lush.com/article/what-lush-film-fund

Kosmos Open Call - Shrinking Space. Shrinking Space are commissioning artists as part of an interdisciplinary arts programme at Wakehurst, Kew Gardens. Details: http://www.shrinkingspace.com/opportunities/#/kosmosopencall/

Public Art Commission - Creative Eastleigh. An artist call out to create a permanent public art feature in Eastleigh. Details: http://creativeeastleigh.co.uk/public-art-commission-call-for-artists/