kym maxwell's research material for her participatory arts project goodwill

kym maxwell's research material for her participatory arts project goodwill.

inspired by Palle Nielsen’s Model for a Qualitative Societyand and participatory art of the 60’s and 70’s, goodwill explores notions of spatial and social politics and questions about the importance and (decline) of kinesthetic play in everyday life. the research material is closely based on David Cashman and Roger Faginʼs work from the late 70’s.

 

LA PETITE BIBLIOTHÈQUE RONDE

LA PETITE BIBLIOTHÈQUE RONDE (formerly La joie par les livres)

located in clamart, france, the library was designed and Built by the architect members of the Atelier de Montrouge with furniture by alvar aalto and Arne Jacobsen in 1965. the nine concrete cylinders that make up the building's structure are surrounded by a community garden designed by émile prévosteau. It has played a central role in the 'recognition and dissemination of children's literature' and remains 'engaged in the fight against inequalities in access to art and culture.'

* prints of the above black and white photos by MARTINE FRANCK are still hanging in the library today (here & here)

 

more images & info:

astudejaoublie: pt. 1 / pt. 2 / pt. 3

magnum photos: martine franck

wiki commons: user: starkoss

bibliotheque kandinsky: archives

getty images (watermarked): Edouard BOUBAT

 

 

matisse's cut outs, on the walls of his paris, venice, and nice studios

matisse's cut outs, on the walls of his paris, venice, and nice studios

• Oceania, the Sky and Oceania, the Sea in progress, Boulevard Montparnasse, Paris, 1946

• The Parakeet and the Mermaid with Venusthe final mermaid inserted Hôtel Régina, Nice, 1952

• Oceania, the Sky and Oceania, the Sea in progress, Boulevard Montparnasse, Paris, 1946

• The Swimming Pool at the Hôtel Régina, Nice, 1953

more here

 

ángel ferrant's wooden playground equipment

Ángel ferrant's wooden playground equipment produced for the Caño Roto Housing Development, Madrid (1957-63).

ferrant was a teacher and friend of Antonio Vázquez de Castro, one of caño roto's designers. caño roto translates loosely to 'broken spigot.' the equipment was stored indoors at night to keep it from disappearing - a testament to it's portability. 

in 2014, 3 of ferrant's 'form's for children's games' were restored and included in the exhibition Playgrounds: reinventing the square at the Museo national centro de arte in Madrid. more about the restoration process, here.

 

via / more: The view from madrid : THE DIRECTED SETTLEMENT OF CAÑO ROTO

 

the pecs workshop installing at the balatonboglár chapel studio of györgy galántai, hungary, july 1972

the Pecs workshop installing at the balatonboglár chapel studio of györgy galántai, hungary, july 1972

the balatonboglár chapel studio of györgy galántai was a non-official, artist run community space. alltogether, 35 exhibitions, happenings, events, concerts and performances were held from 1970-1973.

 

via The avant garde museum

more here, here & here

 

 

charas: the improbable dome builders

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CHARAS: The improbable dome builders by syeus mottel, drake publishers, inc. 1973

based in new york's lower east side in the late 1960's, inspired by Lyndon B. Johnson’s Great Society plan and buckminster fuller's design concepts, the charas group created a program based on developing community autonomy through self-directed economic and education projects.

download the full PDF (via lets remake)

Experiments in Environment: The Halprin Workshops, 1966-1971

Experiments in Environment: The Halprin Workshops, 1966-1971

In the late 1960s, American landscape architect Lawrence Halprin and avant-garde dance pioneer Anna Halprin organized a series of experimental, cross-disciplinary workshops in San Francisco and along the coast of northern California that brought dancers, architects, environmental designers, artists, and others together in a process designed to facilitate collaboration and group creativity through new approaches to environmental awareness.

 

1) Driftwood Village—Community, Sea Ranch, CA. Experiments in Environment Workshop, July 6, 1968

2-3) Ritual Group Drawing, Sea Ranch, CA. Experiments in Environment Workshop, July 8, 1968

4) Driftwood City, Sea Ranch, CA. Experiments in Environment Workshop, July 4, 1966

5-6) Building Environments Score, Kentfield, CA. Experiments in Environment Workshop, July 13, 1968

 

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