Join us for the final session of our ZONING writing workshop series! This time we’ll be starting and finishing the workshop at our new HQ in Warton House, Stratford. The event is part of the Open House Festival programme, a two week celebration of London’s housing, architecture and neighbourhoods.
This is a walking workshop exploring techniques of place-based writing. We will consider key texts and visual references as departure points, looking at methods such as concrete poetry, psychogeography and frottage as ways of mapping the urban landscape through graphic scores, typography and language. Whist walking through the local area we will consider how acts of mapping and mark-making also involve poetry and the performative, inviting participants to explore and envisage techniques of notation between writing and drawing. Through a series of short informal exercises participants will be encouraged to experiment, with a focus on process rather than outcomes. All levels of experience are welcome. Please contact us with any queries about access requirements.
Supported by Arts Council England, the Paul Mellon Centre for Studies in British Art, Localgiving and the Postcode Society Trust.