Floating Museum: A Workshop

June 19, 2017 / 16:00

Kings College, London

Join Faheem Majeed (artist, educator and curator) and Jeremiah Hulsebos-Spofford (artist and Adjunct Assistant Professor at the School of the Art Institute of Chicago) from Chicago’s Floating Museum, arts practitioners from the Worcestershire-based The Ring, and members of the English and Geography departments at King’s College London, for an informal workshop from 4-6pm on the 19th June. We will hear about the Chicago project and discuss riverine public arts and creative practice from a transatlantic perspective.

Floating Museum is a collaborative arts organisation that creates temporary, site-responsive museum spaces to activate sites of cultural potential. In summer 2017, Floating Museum will bring a free interactive public arts and culture programme to the Chicago River, housed on an industrial barge. The programme engages local artists, historians, and organisations in events that challenge traditional museum thinking and generate community engagement. https://www.thefloatingmuseum.com/

With the support of the British Council, the Floating Museum team are visiting the UK to explore links with The Ring a new programme of arts activities and events which focuses on a 21-mile, circular route of waterways in Worcestershire in the West Midlands.

The Ring is part of the Canal & River Trust’s Arts on the Waterways programme. It celebrates a 21-mile circle of natural and historic waterways in Worcestershire and is curated by Artistic Director Cathy Mager and managed by Manda Graham.

This event is free to attend and open to all, but please register via Eventbrite as places are limited: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/floating-museum-a-workshop-tickets-34880603825.

The event will be held in K0.31 at King’s College London’s Strand Campus. View a campus map here: http://www.kcl.ac.uk/study/campus/strand.aspx