Last week, artist Gustav Metzger died, aged 90: political artist, rhetorical champion of nature, who's work destroyed itself in protest at consumerism.
This week, the Turner prize winners, architects, Assemble present their work at Ecobuild, the building industry's ecological trade fair at Excel in the docklands. They are re-constructing their Granby community workshop, celebrated for involving residents in the shaping of their neighbourhood.
They are artsists who are talking about things that interest me: I heard them both talk at a conference in 2014 called 'Facing Extinction', at the Universityof the Creative Arts, Farnham.
Meanwhile in Furzedown, I ask myself if what we're trying to do is actually so different. I see us as working with agency and structures of action. Somewhere here is the boundary between craft, art and architecture.
With these background words I invite you to look at this sequence of images, a snapshot of how this news prompted me to think about relating to nature and community.
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