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URBAN (COL)LABORATORY ORCHARD PARK:
HOME IS WHERE THE PIANO IS
(How can you feel at home in Orchard Park)


Intervention, Screening, Picnic, etc.

21- 31 August 2009
Crop Marks,
Orchard Park,
Cambridge (UK)

Home is where the piano is.

How can you feel at home in Orchard Park?


Orchard Park is a major, mixed use development currently under construction on the northern fringe of Cambridge. The site will eventually include 900 new homes, public open spaces, commercial units and community facilities. Occupied Houses: 508 (July 2009)

In August 2009 urban (col)laboratory explored ‘at homeness’ for one week by asking people who live and work in Orchard Park how to feel ‘at home;’ putting this advice into practice in different locations across the development. Every day during the Crop Marks art trailwe invited people to explore how to feel at home in Orchard Park through joining them in a selection of these interventions including cups of tea, short readings and discussions about being at home in Orchard Park.

In collaboration with Helen Stratford, in the frame of CROP MARKS, Cambridge 21st – 31st August 2009. Thanks to Kirsten Lavers and the Crop Marks team, Park Arts Group, Premier Inn and all the people we met

LINK: home is where the piano is @ vimeo
 
THE ACTIVITIES:
"meet as many people as you can"
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"take a dog for a walk"
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"hang out your washing"
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"invite people round"
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"have a picnic"
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"pay someone to make you feel at home"
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Photographs by Fiona Bennet, Nick Cheek, Amelia Poon, Paul Roylance, Helen Stratford & Diana Wesser
 
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