Park Life at Stave Hill Ecology Centre 10.30am - 2pm (with picnic lunch)
11 am PARK LIFE: an open air roundtable discussion examining the fertile overlaps between artistic practice, ecology, leisure and urban planning. A number of artists and contributors including Julie de Muer and Baptiste Lanaspeze (Marseille) will share their thoughts on evolving ideas of ‘Park’ and the creation of landscapes. The discussion will build out from the example of Central Foresta and the GR2013 trail (Marseille/Provence), and Stave Hill Ecology Park (Rebeka Clark) constructed from out of the Surrey Dock ‘Wasteland. Grant Smith (soundcamp) will introduce the history of Stave Hill as the ecology park celebrates its 30th annniversary and Charlie Fox (counterproductions) will facilitate the mornings presentations and discussion.
With contributions from other artists, urban planners and ecologists including; Sarah Spanton and Richard Sobey (Waymarking, Delve and ‘Harlow Habitats’); Clare Qualmann (Walking Artist Network); Alberto Duman (tbc artist in public realm - Hole Story http://www.digcollective.co.uk/). The discussion invites contributions from participants: exploring bombsites, wasteground and open space in cities towards reflections on planned and unplanned space and its relation to our perception of space. The morning will finish with a presentation from Rebeka Clark, followed by a picnic lunch in the central meadow at Stave Hill.
In the afternoon participants are invited to continue the Inspiral exploration as we walk through north Rotherhithe down to the River Thames at the Hilton Hotel Ferry, where we will cross the river and explore the route of Inspiral London (walking from the end of segment 6 into segment 7).
Participants are asked to contribute £5 for picnic and refreshments - and to bring their oyster card if they wish to join the walk in the afternoon and cross the river ferry. Remember to wear sensible clothes depending on weather,