neil cummings

resilience

Flea Market
12 Mar 2020

I've been thinking about things, how they're imagined, produced and circulate for some time. Living near Brick lane in London, which used to be a vast flea-market, has encouraged me to think about the material underside of shopping.

A flea market connects peoples’ actual needs and desires…


Tiling
20 Aug 2017

I designed - this is where I encountered 'tesselation' - sourced and during the summer learnt to lay a floor of handmade terracotta tiles for an almacen in Riocaliente, Asturias.

The…


Thames foreshore
12 Mar 2017

I'm part of an insurgent research group working on the Anthropocene Atlas of London (AAL). Sensing long term, slow, slow compared to human lifespans, climatic changes and understanding how our activities are influencing these changes is complex and challenging.  

As a result, we are…


Creative Stance
16 Nov 2016

I was invited by Nadine Monem of common-editions to contribute a text to The Creative Stance. The beautiful publication is an exploration and celebration of creativity, from…


Values we Value
16 Jun 2016

Here is a version of the text I produced about diversity and resilience for The Creative Stance.

Resilience

Resilience is the capacity of a system – a person, a bacterial culture, a forest, a city or a…


#TransActing; A market of values
08 Jul 2016

Coordinated by Ezio Manzini and Nick Bell, Culture of Resilience (CoR) was a cultural experiment that could be encapsulated by the following: take the community of academics of a large and prestigious university of art and design.…


Shock City: tracing
28 Oct 2015

As a contribution to Shock City, I experimented with a live-tracing of the values that were valued.

It's a method developed from the…


Thames dusk
02 Jul 2015

A small research group are working on The Anthropocene Atlas; London (TAAL). We are evolving micro-investigations in the city, developing local indicators, indicators we learnt to call erratics, of long term climatic…


Marronnier Oficiel
28 Jul 2015

In March, an insurgent research group I am part of visited Genva to meet with artists, academics and activists at CCC, part…


Cultures of Resilience
01 May 2015

Resilience is the capacity of a bounded network - a person, bacterial culture, a forest, a city or an economy, to deal with change and continue to develop. It's the capacity to use shocks and disruption -…