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Test Unit 2019: Material Flows
June 10 @ 10:00 am - June 15 @ 11:59 pm
Materials flow through our cities, often in ways beyond our control or comprehension. In an age of rapid urbanisation and expansion, waste and pollution created by cities is causing detrimental social and environmental imbalances. There is an increasing urgency to reassess how we extract, distribute and dispose of materials. How can we identify, understand and utilise these resources in better ways?
Through discussion, collaborative research, designing and building, this year’s TEST UNIT invites contributors to consider our relationship with materials, along with the ecological, industrial and technological systems we use to process them.
Test Unit is an art, design and architecture summer school and events programme. Over an intensive week we create a hands-on learning environment to explore a theme and engage with ideas, materials, people and place.
We provide the space, materials and tools for people to realise tangible projects and test ideas in public space. By bringing together people from various disciplines and skill levels we aim to create an open forum for critical dialogue and peer-to-peer learning. The project is based in Civic House and adjacent sites – we use these as studios, workshops and build spaces. We also programme a public-facing events and talks programme that brings different voices to the discussion and connects with wider audiences in the city and beyond.
Produced by Agile City. For more information and to find out how to apply, go to agile-city.com/test-unit/