Where: London, EC2
Why: This event initiates a series of walking tours and events that constitute Critical Practice's ongoing Research on Value
What: Three walking tours/discussions, back to back.
Each tour will be lead by a specific 'Broker' and explore how different social practices of evaluation, are situated, localised and embedded in particular places, buildings, public spaces and institutions.
We will perambulate around the heart of the City of London, unpicking notions of God, law and property speculation, while sharing our Brokers' expertise.
Each walk will last an hour and a half, and comprise a combination of prepared tour, and animated discussion.
Who: Critical Practice is a cluster of artists, researchers, academics and others, supported by Chelsea College of Art & Design, London.
We intend to explore critical practice within art, the field of culture and organization.
We have a longstanding interest in public goods, spaces, services and knowledge, and a track record of producing original participatory events, like PARADE (2008-2010).
This international series of events explored the disagreeable, contentious, exhilarating, messy, efficient, live, improvisery and provisional nature of being in public.
Documentation: see Marsha Bradfield's flicker set
Related research includes Geneva Exchange, Waste Walk, Mudlark or Tracing Values
St. Paul's Churchyard