CAMP 0+1 > What Are We Doing Here?
Camp 0+1 is a residential camping weekend of participatory and collaborative events featuring discussions, workshops, actions and artworks exploring issues of ecology, political action and cultural production.
Our venue is a beautiful National Trust property near the town of Fowey in Cornwall. Churchtown Farm is situated near to Pont Pill creek which flows into the Fowey Estuary. The farm is situated between the creek and Lantic Bay, half a mile to the south.The village of Polruan, opposite Fowey is about a mile west. The ancient church of St Wyllow is located next to the farm, and well worth a visit. The atmosphere of the site is relaxed and informal, providing basic facilities for washing and cooking with the added bonus of a large stone building with audio visual equipment and a lot of comfy sofas!
Tickets are £30 for the full weekend (Friday-Sunday) and include all meals, basic camping facilities and full access to the gardens and artworks.
Speaking at Occupy Wall Street in 2011, philosopher Slavoj Zizek claimed:
“It’s easy to imagine the end of the world… but we cannot imagine the end of capitalism. So what are we doing here?”
Making Futures 3: Interfaces between craft knowledge and design: new opportunities for social innovation and sustainable practice
Making Futures 2013 builds upon the success of the previous (2009 and 2011) international research conferences, and will be held on Thursday 26 and Friday 27 September 2013 within the magnificently sited Mount Edgcumbe estate on the River Tamar opposite the city of Plymouth, Devon, UK.
Making Futures 3 aims to bring together an international cast of practitioners, academics, curators, campaigners, activists, and representatives from associated organisations and agencies, to investigate contemporary craft as a 'change agent' within 21st century society - particularly in relation to global environmental and sustainability issues, socially embedded practices and social innovation. The conference is intended to provide an inclusive platform and there will be a diverse range of contributions representing the wide interest in the field. Independent craft practitioners have a vital contribution to make to the conference and we want to encourage them to add their voice to the debate. Yet we are well aware that the fee we must charge to cover a project such as this can mean that practitioners who do not enjoy the institutional support of a College or University might find themselves excluded on cost grounds. Furthermore, that some independent practitioners who might have important contributions to make might feel intimidated by the format and inhibited from participating on these grounds.