Action of Street / Action of Room

Action of Street / Action of Room

A collaboration between Febrik and students from Westminster Academy.

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Throughout the winter of 2015, young people from Westminster Academy, artist collective Febrik (Mohamad Hafeda and Reem Charif) and the Serpentine Galleries Education Team worked together to investigate the use and regulation of public space on and around Church Street, North London.

The collective worked together for four months, producing a series of interventions in public space. These experimental actions and filmed sketches are documented in Action of Street / Action of Room. The publication charts the group's critical investigations into public space using four frames:

Editing the Site What is public space? Who is it for and where does it start?

Pushing the Limit Can we physically test what is possible in public space?

Crossing Between Can we change spatial and social hierarchies and arrangements?

Speculating on Change Could fictional scenarios provoke relevant discussions about the future of Church Street?

Action of Street / Action of Room was launched alongside the Local Projects Shelf on May 4, 2016 at Church Street Library, London.

Download a copy of the publication here or request a free physical copy of the publication Action of Street / Action of Room here. Design by Marwan Kaabour.

This project is part of the Serpentine Galleries Youth Forum; a work-experience programme where young people work with artists and curators to identify and discuss issues in the social realm and create platforms for change.

In winter 2015, the Serpentine Youth Forum was: Aaron, Abdi, Alex, Amal, Ben, Bruno, Hanaa, Jaber, Kevin, Mohamad, Nahid, Reem and Siana.

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Church Street Library, NW8 8EU

Church Street Local Projects Shelf

4 May 2016 - 3:30 PM to 6:00 PM

On Wednesday 4th May the Church Street Local Projects Shelf launched - a community-run bookshelf for Church Street Library.

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Unwritten Handbook: Mohamad Hafeda

7 Feb 2015 - 3:00 PM

Mohamad Hafeda from artist collective Febrik, reflects on the use of art processes as urban research tools

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Febrik and the Serpentine Galleries Youth Forum - Editing the Site

Monday, 18th July 2016

What is public space? Who is it for and where does it start?

Febrik and the Serpentine Galleries Youth Forum - Pushing the Limit

Monday, 18th July 2016

Can we physically test what is possible in public space?

Febrik and the Serpentine Galleries Youth Forum - Crossing Between

Monday, 18th July 2016

Can we change spatial and social hierarchies and arrangements?

Febrik and the Serpentine Galleries Youth Forum - Speculating on Change

Monday, 18th July 2016

Could fictional scenarios provoke relevant discussions about the future of Church Street?

Febrik

Febrik and the Serpentine Galleries Youth Forum

2015
Action of Street / Action of Room

Image Courtesy: Febrik

Febrik

Febrik and the Serpentine Galleries Youth Forum

2015
Action of Street / Action of Room

Image Courtesy: Febrik

Febrik

Febrik and the Serpentine Galleries Youth Forum

2015
Action of Street / Action of Room

Image Courtesy: Febrik

Febrik

Febrik and the Serpentine Galleries Youth Forum

2015
Action of Street / Action of Room

Image: Serpentine Galleries

Febrik

Febrik and the Serpentine Galleries Youth Forum

2015
Action of Street / Action of Room

Image: Serpentine Galleries

Febrik

Febrik and the Serpentine Galleries Youth Forum

2015
Action of Street / Action of Room

Image Courtesy: Febrik