Parade Market of Ideas May 23, 2010

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The Market of Ideas: 2pm - 6pm

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18th May 2010, Parade under construction!

Markets are good at convening and distributing resources. Based on the model of the ancient bazaar, Parade will convene a Market of Ideas in which 'stalls' staffed by artists, academics, urbanists, geographers, environmentalists, health workers, anthropologists, economists and others exchange their knowledge with the milling public.

The Market of Ideas is convened to explore the distribution of public knowledge, embody peer-2-peer exchange, and build communal resources.

Follow this link to learn about our Market of Ideas at the Festival of Europe 2008

The Rootstein Hopkins Parade Ground
Chelsea College of Art and Design (beside Tate Britain)
16 John Islip Street
London SW1P 4JU

Best by bicycle, although public transport includes
Tube - 5 minutes walk from Pimlico tube (Victoria line)
10 minutes from Vauxhall tube (Victoria line)
Bus: 2, C10, 36, 77A, 88, 185, 436.



Chelsea College of Art and Design has a large contemporary courtyard at its heart: the beautiful Rootstein Hopkins Parade Ground. We have collaborated with Polish curator Kuba Szreder to develop a programme of events that will explore the diverse, contested and vital conceptions of being in public.

In a bespoke, temporary structure designed by award-winning Polish architects Ola Wasilkowska and Michał Piasecki - assembled in public - we aim to produce a landmark event in an amazing location with a host of international contributors.

Parade will challenge the lazy, institutionalised model of knowledge transfer - in which amplified 'experts' speak at a passive audience. Our modes of assembly, our forms of address and the knowledge we share will be intimately bound.

Critical Practice is a cluster of artists, researchers and academics hosted by Chelsea College of Art and Design, a constituent college of the University of the Arts London. We have a longstanding interest in art, public goods, spaces, services and knowledge, and a track record of producing original, participatory events.

Parade is part of POLSKA! YEAR, which comprises over 200 projects presenting the most interesting achievements of Polish culture to UK audiences. The project takes place under the patronage of HM The Queen and HE The President of the Republic of Poland. POLSKA! YEAR is co-ordinated by the Adam Mickiewicz Institute in Warsaw. To find out more visit the POLSKA YEAR! website

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Stallholders include:

Abundant Amelia (designers: Dallas Pierce Quintero), Anatomy of the Street (Levente Polyak and Eszter Steierhoffer), Larisa Blazic and startx, Małgorzata Bocheńska/Salon 101, Chelsea iSD MA + Musashino Art University (Tokyo), Geoff Cox and Rui Guerra, Department 21, Roman Dziadkiewicz, Joanna Erbel, FLAG, Owen Hatherley, Angela Hodgson Teall, The KNOT Team, Wojtek Kosma and Dwayne Browne, Michał Kozłowski, Brandon Labelle, 25 MA students, Ewa Majewska, Lidka Makowska, microsillons, Krzysztof Nawratek, The People Speak, The Satellite Group: Orbiting the Politicised Practice Research Group (Loughborough University School of Art), Dr Malcolm Quinn, Mike Ricketts, Eileen Simpson & Ben White of the Open Music Archive, George Shire, Dr Dan Smith, Bogna Świątkowska/Bec Zmiana, TangentProjects, Textile Environment Design (TED), Chris Wainwright
 and Cape Farwell, Joanna Warsza and Nuno Sacramento and many more besides.

Artist Commission

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Experience the obstacles and pleasures of the public realm from the position of helpless larvae by climbing into one of Joanna Rajkowska's human-sized cocoons.


Parade Documentation

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