Tate Modern Workshop

School for Civic Action With Public Works

Temporary Commons: School for Civic Action at Roskilde Festival, image (c) Marie Rosenkrantz Gjedsted

Join us in exploring how artist, design and activist practices can empower citizens to remake, rethink and re-imagine the city

This year we’ll be focusing on how ‘civic action’ can allow participants to develop new skills and strategies to affect change in the city. We are inviting you to explore and share ideas for the Civic City.

Together we'll transform Tate Exchange into a public classroom, bringing together activists and practitioners engaged in civic movement, and prototyping a collective education platform for civic action.

This event is programmed by public works, a Tate Exchange Associate, and supported by their collaborators: Just Space, Arts Catalyst, 30 Bird, Edible Rotherhithe, Southwark Council, MA Design for Cultural Commons at London Metropolitan University, Women’s Environmental Network, Commune Festival, Extinction Rebellion, Grove Adventure Playground, Sunny Jar Eco Hub, the British Bryology Society, University of East London, Kings College London, Peckham Vision, and the London School of Mosaic.

For this event, timber has been donated by SCA via Huws Gray Ridgeons and Champion Timber, facilitated by TRADA’s university engagement programme.

About public works

public works is a critical design and research practice that occupies the terrain in-between architecture, art, performance and activism.

Tate Modern

Tate Exchange

Blavatnik Building, Level 5

London SE1 9TG
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25–28 July 2019

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