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Public Works / myvillages.org: International Village Shop


Artist Kathrin Bohm worked with Loughborough University's Sports Technologists and youngsters from the local village of Barrow-on-Soar in the Borough of Charnwood. Together they developed a range of new sports produce that had a particular association with the geographical, historical or social context of the local village.

Through a series of creative workshops the villages' youngsters worked with the artist and Sports Technologists to develop initial ideas which included an oversized tennis racket and golf club, and also a slow motion ball.

Prototypes of  equipment for a new sport called 'Barrowball'  went into final production at the University's Sports Technology Institute.

Following the production, public works/myvillages.org opened their ongoing International Village shop for business in Barrow-on-Soar, March 2009  - selling both the newly developed products as well as their produce from other locations, such as Horsemilk Shampoo from Friesland in the Netherlands, Buttersoons from Upper Frankonia in Germany and Titschy/Kitschy houses from Lawson Park in Cumbria.

myvillages.org is an international artist initiative, founded in 2003 by Kathrin Böhm (Ger/UK), Wapke Feenstra (NL) and Antje Schiffers (D).

Public works is a London based artists and architects collective, and current members are Kathrin Böhm, Polly Brannan, Torange Khonsari and Andreas Lang. All public works projects are within the public realm and address and implement participatory and cross hierarchical methodologies and projects. 

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