Disturbing Space by Xana

Sat 16 June, 11:00am - 4:00pm

Venue: Loughborough Town Centre

Disturbing Space is a radio station and sound system on a custom bicycle which answers to no body, place or time. The bicycle, "Soon Reach" was developed by sound artist Xana in response to a series of workshops in Loughborough, Leicester and London around the themes of connecting through sound, displaced geographies and building free spaces to manifest joy.

Disturbing Space reflects on the power of pirate radio, textile printing and songs about movement, lullabies, rhymes and tales which elevate Black voices; creating a journey that is chosen by the traveller and fuelled by music.

"Soon Reach" will be pedalled through Loughborough and passers by are invited to meet with the station and contribute to the broadcast, which can be listened to live on the day, here.

This event is part of (re)composition, Radar's main commissioning strand for 2017/18, which explores how music makes place and places make music. The project draws on the research of Dr Allan Watson in Loughborough University's Deparment of Geography, and has expanded to engage with research across the Social Sciences. More information on (re)composition here.

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October 2018

Fruit Routes walk with Anne Marie-Culhane

October 2018

Fruit Routes walk with Anne Marie-Culhane

You are invited to join Anne-Marie Culhane for an informal conversation as we walk around the University's Fruit Route. This is a chance to share thoughts on some of the themes and ideas that motivate and inspire Fruit Routes.

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You are invited to join Anne-Marie Culhane for an informal conversation as we walk around the University's Fruit Route (approx 1km) from 4.30-5.30pm. This is a chance to share thoughts on some of the themes and ideas that motivate and inspire Fruit Routes; and to find out a bit more about the project.

We'll meet at the Barefoot Orchard, (the weather station opposite Pilkington Library) at 4.30pm. For those who would like to come to the 'Designing Climate Futures' panel discussion afterwards (see below link) we will go on to Martin Hall where there will be free refreshments provided. Anne-Marie's fellow panellists Joanna Boehnert and Bianca Elzenbaumer will also be joining us for the walk.

All are welcome; the route has flat paths (though not tarmac), and is wheelchair accessible.

FRUIT ROUTES is an award-winning project to create an edible campus at Loughborough University through planting of fruit and nut trees, foraging edible plants, and co-creative an edible food culture with students, staff and local people.

ANNE MARIE-CULHANE is an artist whose work across a number of forms seeks to catalyse collective organisation to reduce the harm being inflicted on the planet, to increase understanding of our place in the world, and to bring to life positive visions now and for the future. She works closely with the University’s Sustainability team as the founder of Fruit Routes.
https://www.amculhane.co.uk/

Designing Climate Futures is a discussion event exploring the role of design in movements for ecological justice within and beyond our warming world: https://www.facebook.com/events/297320200856502/

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October 2018

Designing for Climate Futures

October 2018

Designing for Climate Futures

This conversation brings together three practitioners to explore what roles design might play in collective responses to climate change

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This conversation brings together three practitioners to explore what roles design might play in collective responses to climate change. Taking in a variety of methods, approaches and forms of design - from permaculture to architectural design; from transition design to design fictions - it will explore design as a tool for collective organisation. What can design do in the here-and-now of our warming world? What might design do in a more ecologically just world? And how might it help us get from here to there?

There'll be plenty of chance for the audience to ask questions and there will be free refreshments and snacks.

PANELLISTS

JOANNA BOEHNERT is an environmental communicator, designer and educator. She’s a Lecturer in Design and the Creative Industries at Loughborough University and is the founding director of EcoLabs, a studio visualising complex environmental issues. Her book Design, Ecology, Politics: Towards the Ecocene was published by Bloomsbury earlier this year, and has been praised as ‘a must-read for everyone interested in design, ecology, communication and politics.’
https://ecolabsblog.com/

ANNE MARIE-CULHANE is an artist whose work across a number of forms seeks to catalyse collective organisation to reduce the harm being inflicted on the planet, to increase understanding of our place in the world, and to bring to life positive visions now and for the future. She works closely with the University’s Sustainability team as the founder of Fruit Routes, a project that saw the planting of fruit, nut trees and edible plants along footpaths and cycle paths across the university campus. It creates a spring snowfall of blossom and an autumnal abundance of fresh fruits and berries for harvesting, foraging, eating and distributing.
https://www.amculhane.co.uk/

BIANCA ELZENBAUMER combines design research methods with critical approaches to education, conflict mediation and DIY making to explore how designers can contribute to create ecologically and socially just economies. Together with Fabio Franz she founded ‘Brave New Alps’, who have instigated a number of acclaimed projects that instigate, as well as explore, alternative ways of organising our lives. These have involved collaborative working with refugees, workers’ rights groups, artists and place-based communities. Bianca is also a lecturer at Leeds Art University. http://www.brave-new-alps.com/

The conversation will be chaired by DAVID BELL, Radar’s Programme Co-Ordinator. He is also a member of Out of the Woods, a writing collective exploring the forms of sociality and struggle required to survive and thrive in the face of climate change.

This event is part of the annual Fruit Routes Harvest programme, organised by the Sustainability team at Loughborough University. Across the 19th and 20th of October there are a number of events taking place on campus. For more information please visit http://www.lboro.ac.uk/services/sustainability/biodiversity/fruit-route/.

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