[NetBehaviour] Join us at Future Fair on Saturday 10 Aug! Furtherfield Commons, Finsbury Park
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Sun Aug 4 16:35:30 CEST 2019
Any of you who can get to London next weekend, we'd love to see you on
Saturday in Finsbury Park for our Future Fair. Bring your families and
:) Ruth and the Furtherfield Gang
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Join us at future fair next saturday 10 aug!
This family-friendly ‘Albion’ style fair for Finsbury Park’s 150th
anniversary forms part of our 3-year programme Citizen Sci-Fi –
crowdsourcing creative and technological visions of our communities and
public spaces, together.
Music, storytelling, costumes, food, and all kinds of activities for
exploring the future of the park and beyond!
*Future Fair Event:*
10:00 am – 5:00 pm
ACTIVITIES INCLUDE: Planet Cashless 2029
Should a cashless society leave us quaking in our boots? Come play our game
imagining the future of money – and how we’ll get by if there’s no cash to
pay for things. You’ll get given a scenario and asked to design a way to
make exchanges in the future. Are you a ‘Barter Bender’ or ‘Sharey Carey’?
Or will you sink the system and start again? Find out!
[image: Image credit: Studio Hyte] Image credit: Studio Hyte
Future Fictions of Finsbury Park
*Mud Howard and Stephen Oram*
Gather round and listen to two short stories emerging from the heady mix of
sci-fi authors, scientists and the folk of Finsbury Park. Come and decide
if these are the futures you want for your park?
*Times: 11.30, 2.30*
[image: Rusty Russ Twisted Tree ReTwisted via photopin (license)] Rusty
Russ Twisted Tree ReTwisted
Play Then Now or Never
*Idit Nathan and Helen Stratford*
Take part in the launch of an entirely new app that leads you on a walk of
the park that’s like no park walk you’ve ever been on before! This app was
designed with local people through similarly silly strolls and we need YOU
to bring it to life! Drop by and we’ll show you how to download the app
(it’s very easy!) and collect a map that will help you ‘catch’ prompts all
around the park. We’ll also have colourful badges for you to take home.
[image: Photo credit: Julian Hughes (from Walk & Play YSP, 2018)] Photo
credit: Julian Hughes (from Walk & Play YSP, 2018)
Jason and the Argonauts
Pedal Power, come meet Jason and the Argonauts – a set of wild and wacky
AR-enabled characters who have come to visit you. Jason will show you how
he made them and how you can help him make new ones all about the Pedal
Power community. (this activity is especially for Pedal Power, but all
[image: Jason Wilsher-Mills, East Hull Elvis & His Dislocated Pelvis. Image
credit: Jerome Whittingham] Jason Wilsher-Mills, East Hull Elvis & His
Dislocated Pelvis. Image credit: Jerome Whittingham
Drop by and join in a family-friendly Community Drumming workshop led by
Alex Dayo, master drummer from Burkina Faso (West Africa), find your inner
rhythm and let it out!
*Times: 10.0, 4.00*
[image: Image credit: Matthew Usher and 2NQ] Image credit: Matthew Usher
The Extended Trans*feminist Rendering Programme
*Possible Bodies: The Underground Division – Helen Pritchard, Jara Rocha,
Join a research session with Possible Bodies: The Underground Division, a
team of fiction writers, geo-techno-scientists and trans*feminist device
problematizers. A hands-on collective investigation into the micro, meso
and macro political consequences of earth scanning practices. Together
we’ll look at what undergrounds are rendered when using techniques such as
Terrestrial Light Detection and Ranging, magnetic resonance, UltraSound,
and Computer Tomography.
*Times: All day but limited places, book now
Podcasting the People’s Park
What have parks done for their communities? What role do they play in our
lives both socially and politically? What kind of spaces could they be for
us in the future? Feminist Internet launch a special episode of their
podcast series and an accompanying zine for the Albion fair that unearths
the history of Finsbury Park, examining the role urban parks play within
their communities and speculates about their potential futures.
[image: Image credit: Feminist Internet] Image credit: Feminist Internet
Minutes in the Park
It’s time to call this meeting to order! Join a special Theatre of the
Oppressed inspired performance by reading aloud meeting minutes published
by Finsbury Park’s many organisations and community hubs.
[image: Image credit: Larisa Blazic] Image credit: Larisa Blazic
Who Am I?
The ‘Who Am I?’ workshop is about reversing technology and reflecting on
history through creativity. Design and create your own special crest and
emblem to signify who you are. Investigate the world of sound through
percussion-led music making and immerse yourself in the art of expression
through movement. The workshop looks at understanding who we are, tapping
into our inner self, asking questions, seeking answers and sharing personal
and collective journeys.
[image: Tricia McGrath of 2D Design www.2ddesign.co.uk] Tricia McGrath of
2D Design www.2ddesign.co.uk
*Artist: Alistair Gentry. Curators: Hannah Redler Hawes and Julie Freeman.*
Just how trusting are you? Meet the hot-pink puppet-robot who wants to tell
you all about your life online! How much will you reveal and how much does
the trustbot know already?
*Times: 12.00-2.00, 3.00-5.00*
[image: Image: Alistair Gentry] Image: Alistair Gentry
How will you dress fancy for the Future Machine? Rachel Jacobs needs your
help to create a stylish parade for the unveiling of the Future Machine
this autumn. What will you wear?
[image: Image credit: Rachel Jacobs] Image credit: Rachel Jacobs
*They Are Here*
There will be a vegetarian and Halal barbeque on the go, with servings
inspired by recipes from the refugees They Are Here have been collaborating
with. Food will be offered in exchange for a sketch reimagining the
transformation of the garden, this will inform the changes taking place in
*Times: DJ 12.00-4.30. BBQ 1.00-4.30*
Curating London: Finsbury Park
*Kathryn Davis, Dhelia Snoussi and Zey Kussan, Museum of London*
What might future archaeologist say about us in the park? How right (or
wrong!) could they be? Discover the left objects found in park through the
Everything project, and see what connections you can make to you, the park
[image: Image credit: Simon Poulter and 2NQ] Image credit: Simon Poulter
Festivals, Events and Inclusive Parks
*Andrew Smith, Goran Vodicka*
Come and map your experiences of Finsbury Park and feed into research about
urban parks and festivals.
Featured image: Image by Studio Hyte, artwork in image by Jason
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