At first glance, the suburban high street might feel relatively nature-poor but how might we shift our attention differently in order to invite ecology to shimmer to the fore? Following the “Let’s meet on the Edge” route map we’ll explore practices to recognise the signs of ecology in the margins, gaps and cracks! We’ll then create our own edgy zines to take home and gift to the community to pass on the art of noticing….
This event is part of the London Festival of Architecture 'More Edgware, Less Anywhere' Festival, a month-long pop-up event celebrating Edgware and bringing nature to the high street through design interventions and community events.
About your host
Becky Lyon is an English-Jamaican artist working at the intersection of art, ecology and community. She’s interested in how art practice can help us re-body back into the animate, vibrant, tangly messwork of our ecology and is interested in ecology as a sourcebook for co-flourishing in times of ruin. Her work manifests in multiple forms from tactile installations to rituals, sensory artefacts and word-foolery. She is Grounder of Ground Provisions - an artist-led, schooled-by-the-forest for grown ups hosting participatory gatherings, walks, sensory seminars and reading groups for a range of audiences. She has an MA Art & Science from Central Saint Martins and an MA Art & Ecology from Goldsmiths University and is a volunteer London National Park City Ranger.
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