This myth, by wasteland researcher Adj Marshall in collaboration with Anna Links, Kate Haughey & Lily Benedict, applies artistic, musical and public humanities perspectives to the concept of site specific storytelling.
The built environment surrounds the Providence Wasteland. A park, a condo development, a forgotten tunnel running for a mile under the city and “the bridge” make up its borders. These surrounding complicate what lies inside the wasteland. The space is swallowed up its bordering elements, ensuring that the wasteland is known more for what it is not, than what it is. The wasteland is neither hibernating underground in a hidden ... more »
Using a dredging device made from our beloved Heris fencing, builders mesh and scrapped tire chains, this initial experiment attempted to carry out small scale excavations of material from the bed of the river Spree. Predictions: Will Foster predicted that the device would get stuck while I really wanted to pull up a red children’s bicycle. The Spree riverbed was littered with glass and other deterrents to those contemplating an ... more »
A presentation on the Wasteland Twinning Project and the upcoming Wasteland KL mapping project. 8pm Friday June 29th 2012 New Black Coffee Lab, Kuala Lumpur https://www.facebook.com/events/388646857848999/ It’s simple. Tell us about a space, a piece of land, building which is empty, vacant, left-over, laid waste – tell us what you know about it? Share with us sketches, pictures, notes what you would like or imagine it to become. How would ... more »
Twinned! Wasteland Kuala Lumpur is exhilarated to announce the official twinning with Wasteland Sydney with one of three ceremonies!
Here are the pictures of the on site action to the online ceremony.
The pictures describe the action of twinning by raised hands and the signatures on the yellow raincoats
Twinned! Sydney Wasteland is exhilarated to announce the official twinning with Kuala Lumpur with one of three ceremonies! Here are the pictures of the online ceremony! the pictures describe the action of twinning by raised hands and the signatures on the yellow raincoats. I received great help from the site personnel who took the photos from across the road. The site is currently being developed and one of the builders ... more »
Ferdiansyah Thajib from Yogyakarta is in Berlin, what better opportunity to test out the freshly made commentators’ stand in preparation for the Fallow Games. It was the first time Ferdiansyah had seen the Köpi Brache site, we carried the stand around like a royal sedan, setting it down in different places to get an overview. The stand seems like it could function beyond the games event, proving to be suited tool for discussion and observation of the site. Although the flags are far from discreet if wanting to ... more »
From March- May 2012 the Bon Suwung project has held five workshops joined by approximately 10 Individuals coming fom various backgrounds and disciplines. There are several key points that came up during the process, mainly about site selection, strategic approach and research-action design. Each point is with its own nuances and interrelations, some may be oversimplified due to the limited format of this presentation. Details are as follow: 1. Site ... more »
I have been making more tools of the trade, my approach at the moment is to simply adapt found objects on the wasteland and leave them for people to use. In some cases I am playing with an already existing function; for example people have already used several Heras fences to climb the wall into the ice factory. I took one of the Heras fences and adapted it into a more conventional and sturdy ladder shape. I’m curious to ... more »
On the morning of March 3rd, I brought along a sound recording equipment to conduct a soundwalk session at the watseland site. To my surprise the site has been cleared of the bushes, debris etc. Nonetheless, I have a better access to the site now, and walked along the edge of the triangle site – capturing the changes of the surrounding soundscape.