Festival of Architecture starts today

Woman with Watering Can, CiCi Blumstein. Photo: CHJ

My new project Woman with Watering Can: Planning Permission Reclined! is part of the South East Festival of Architecture which launches today:

Building on the success of her installation i am too big for this town at architecture08, filmmaker and performance artist CiCi Blumstein will take her playful investigations of urban planning out into public locations throughout the South East. Look out for the Woman with Watering Can in parks and town squares, on hills and streets, as she applies for instant planning permission to recline. Assist with her research of human behaviour in public spaces, and help trace the fine line between re-clined and de-clined.

Woman with Watering Can: Planning Permission Reclined! will appear in Brighton and other locations throughout the South East at various times, starting with the Brighton Festival from 2 May, and continuing with the South East Festival of Architecture from 20 May to 28 June – check back for updates on this blog and on the festival website here for my latest event news & photos.

About Festival of Architecture:

The South East Festival of Architecture is co-ordinated by RIBA South East and the Solent Centre for Architecture + Design. More than 70 events are taking place from 20 May to 28 June, across the nine counties of the South East. Visit www.festivalofarchitecture.org for full details of events taking place in your area.

The theme of the Festival is ‘Better Places, Better Spaces’, focusing on enjoying buildings and seeing them afresh. Architects will run tours of their recently-completed buildings; and have created ‘Look Up, Look Around’ fun quizzes to download from the website, for children and families to discover building details in town centres across the region. The quizzes and many of the events are free of charge.

The Festival coincides with Architect in the House, the popular scheme that that lets homeowners get expert advice from an RIBA Chartered Architect in exchange for a donation to Shelter, the housing and homelessness charity.