Counter-mapping in the Community Talk - BAR Gallery

Thursday 13th March, 6.30pm
BAR Gallery, 4-5 Queens Parade, Walm Lane NW2 5HT

Join us at BAR Gallery for a presentation of the Latymer Mapping Project in the context of counter-mapping and community art projects. We will present our research, methodology and processes and share our experiences of running a community-focused project in North Kensington, as well as reflecting on the response from local residents to the final map.

This is a great opportunity to discuss in depth the various issues surrounding community engagement and participation, the artist’s role and responsibilities in the process of urban regeneration and useful strategies for working with local residents, organisations and community representatives.

For further information please visit BAR Gallery’s website.

 

About the Latymer Mapping Project

The Latymer Mapping Project was a local community project run by Latymer Projects and artist Constantine Gras in collaboration with local residents of North Kensington between March 2012 and July 2013. An initial 6 week workshop programme, comprising of group discussions, presentations and walks culminated in an alternative map for the area, exploring a range of issues from unofficial histories, regeneration and gentrification to personal and collective notions of community. On Thursday 13th March we will present our research, methodology and processes and share our experiences of running a community-focused project in North Kensington, as well as reflecting on the response from the local community to the final map. Project website: http://latymermappingproject.wordpress.com/


 
 

Official Launch of the Latymer Map

The Latymer Map Launch, Saturday 20 July, 6pm-8.30pm at the Dalgarno Centre, 1 Webb Close, W10 5QB

Join us to launch the Latymer Map, a new map for the North Kensington area, made in collaboration with local residents!

The Latymer Map looks at the changing urban landscape of North Kensington, and how a multitude of regeneration schemes are re-shaping communities in the area. The Latymer Map also places this in a wider context, looking at historical examples of development issues and community activism, such as the slum clearance programme of the 1960s and 70s, the race riots and the independent squatting community of Frestonia.

Join us on Saturday 20 July for drinks and an open discussion about the various issues presented on the map.


About the Project

Are you interested to learn more about the way North Kensington is changing and the various issues that have shaped its history? Do you want to get more involved in your community?

Counter-Cartography Tours will take visitors on an engaging walk throughout various key sites in the North Kensington area. Armed with our alternative maps, designed by the Latymer Mapping Project, we will explore issues and stories in the area relating to regeneration, housing, social issues, and a selection of cultural facts and personal anecdotes.

The Counter Cartography Tours will take approximately 1 hour and we will finish at a local cafe where visitors can join us for a cup of tea and continue our discussions.


About The Latymer Mapping Project

The Latymer Mapping Project is a creative project initiated by group+work, a non-profit, independent artist group, and artist Constantine Gras. The Latymer Mapping Project began in March 2012 at the Former Latymer Family Centre on the Silchester West Estate, Freston Road. The project aims to actively engage and collaborate with the local community on shared interests and concerns around regeneration, redevelopment and community in the local area of North Kensington. 

 

Latymer Map Guided Walks at RBKC’s InTRANSIT Festival!

We will be leading 2 guided walks as part of RBKC’s InTRANSIT Festival. Our route will touch on regeneration and gentrification in the area using the Latymer Map and sound bites as our guides. Walks will start at Latimer Road Tube Station at 2pm on Saturday 20 July and Wednesday 24 July and will last approximately 1 hour, followed by a relaxed discussion at a local cafe afterwards. If you would like to book a place please contact [email protected] or call 07734 341 852. FREE.

Maps will be provided on each of the walks. If you are unable to attend a walk, you can also pick up a free copy at the Dalgarno Community Centre, 1 Webb Close, W10 5QB; the Tabernacle, 35 Powis Square, W11 2AY; the North Kensington Library, 108 Ladbroke Grove, W11 1PZ and the Portobello Market Trading Office, 72 Tavistock Road, W11 1AN.

 


 
 


Counter Cartography Tours at InTRANSIT Festival, July 2013

Are you interested to learn more about the way North Kensington is changing and the various issues that have shaped its history? Do you want to get more involved in your community?

The Latymer Mapping Project will be running two guided tours in the Notting Barns ward of North Kensington this July, as part of RBKC’s open air festival InTRANSIT. Armed with our maps, we will explore issues and stories in the area relating to regeneration, housing, social issues, and a selection of cultural facts and personal anecdotes.

Contact info[at]group-work.org to book a place on one of the dates:

Saturday 20th July, 2pm
Wednesday 24th July, 2pm

The Counter Cartography Tours will finish at a local cafe where visitors can join us for a cup of tea and continue our discussions.

 

InTRANSIT Festival

InTRANSIT was first launched in 2007 when the programme took the form of artist-led walking tours around the borough. The Festival has since evolved to work with emerging and established artists from Britain and abroad to bring the streets and outdoor spaces of Kensington and Chelsea alive for a week each summer.

For further information about InTRANSIT and to view the programme click here.


 
 


Closing Event - Open Studios plus Children's Workshop, Saturday 30th June, 2-6pm

This event will mark the end of Latymer Projects Events Programme, so we hope everyone who has been involved along the way can make it over to celebrate what we have achieved so far!

Freston Road studio artists will welcome visitors to take look around their studios, so it’s a great opportunity to see everything that is happening in the building.

Families and children are also invited to participate in a free creative workshop led by Eleanor Wemyss from 2 – 4pm, where we will be getting creative and making pieces that reflect what we want to see in empty shops in our neighbourhood. It will be a fun activity that’s suitable for all ages.

We will be open until 6pm, and refreshments will be available so come along for a chat, meet other people from the local area and catch up with everyone that has been involved with the space in the past few months. We hope to see you there!

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Family Day - Open for Business Sat 23 June 2 - 4pm

Family Day - Saturday 23 June 2 – 4 pm

All welcome! This event coincides with Eleanor Wemyss's exhibition Open for Business.

Come along and have a chat to the artist Eleanor and the organizers of Latymer Projects. Children who have participated in Eleanor’s workshop at Colville Primary School and their parents are especially invited to come along and view the work. Coffee, tea and juice will be available.


 
 

Repeat Rewind Rephrase Performance Series

Repeat Rewind Rephrase is a programme of events initiated by artists Natalie Marr and Daniella Valz Gen, that explores the different degrees in which creative practitioners engage with the wealth of performance practices that have come before.

From sampling, quoting and referencing to re-staging and re-interpreting, the programme seeks to explore a diversity of acts of appropriation. Ranging from concerns around liveness and physicality to the authenticity and experience of performance through documentation, the programme will explore various issues relating to this body of work both for the artist and audience.

Repeat Rewind Rephrase will run between 25th May and 15th June with a series of events. Please see below for more details. A publication will be produced in tandem with the programme and launched at the closing event on Friday 15th June.

Repeat Rewind Rephrase is generously supported by the IdeasTap Ideas Fund.

 

Events:

Here is Now, Opening Event - Friday 25th May, 6 – 9pm

Programme opening and evening of performances from:

Nadia Berri // Simon Farid // Jo Harrison // Kate Mahony & Rachel Dowle // Pazzia Collective // Mirei Yazawa

Performances will explore how a variety of experiences are generated through different performative practices and the ways in which the “live” takes place or is enacted.

 

Screening - Monday 28th May, 6 – 9pm

Informal screening and discussion on films by Pipilotti Rist, Vera Chytilová and others.

 

Performance & Archive Open Session - Saturday 2nd June, 2 – 4pm

A chance to discuss the ongoing open archive being produced alongside the programme and share your own pieces of work or research interests.

 

Once Again Once More, Closing Event & Publication Launch with Aaron Williamson - Friday 15th June, 6 – 9pm

Programme closing event, publication launch, and an evening of performance from:

Yoko Ishiguro // Marcus Orlandi // Alicia Radage // Jess Rose, Joe Scott, Tym Dylan & Kim James-Williams

We are also delighted to announce that Aaron Williamson will be joining us for the evening and presenting a new performance piece.

Performances will be exploring documentation and the significance of the archive in relation to performance practice.