Menen, 19 augustus Brussel, 1 & 2 september Turnhout, 8 & 9 september Zutendaal, 15 en 16 september Herzele, 25 & 26 augustus

Wrights & Sites (GB) | Ambulant Architectures

Participants of the Sideways expedition from 9.09 to 16.09
Interventions in Zutdendaal (15-16.09)

web wrights and sites 05 forest drift - voorkeur AndyFor Sideways, Wrights & Sites takes inspiration from ramblers, nomads, refugees and DIY enthusiasts. To recognise the walker as a maker or a transformer of the lived environment. To augment this transformational potential, by assisting the walker in framing and interacting with the landscape, as well as feeding into new ideas around planning and building.

To invoke architecture in its most ad hoc, democratic and accessible forms. You are invited to take provisional, highly portable and flexible structures for a walk - and to experiment with architectural intervention, prompted by curiosity, playfulness, resistance or need. Wrights & Sites' Ambulant Architectures are designed with a view to critically reconfiguring the various spaces along the Sideways journey, by providing the possibility of demarcating, signalling, decorating, raising, celebrating, luring, containing...

The ambulant architectures have been made by sculptor Tony Weaver in response to ideas from the four members of Wrights & Sites.

Wrights & Sites (GB)

web wrights and sites 06 longshore driftFormed in UK, 1997, Wrights & Sites are four artist-researchers (Stephen Hodge, Simon Persighetti, Phil Smith and Cathy Turner) whose work is focused on peoples' relationships to places, cities, landscape and walking. Wrights & Sites employs disrupted walking strategies as tools for playful debate, collaboration, intervention and spatial meaning-making. Their work, like walking, is intended to be porous; for others to read into it and connect from it and for the specificities and temporalities of sites to fracture, erode and distress it. They have sought to pass on their dramaturgical strategies to others; to audiences, readers, visitors and passersby. The outcomes of the work vary from project to project, but frequently include site-specific performance, Mis-Guided Tours (e.g. Stadtverführungen in Wien, Tanzquartier Wien and Wiener Festwochen, Vienna, 2007), published Mis-Guides (e.g. A Mis-Guide To Anywhere, 2006), 'drifts', mythogeographic mapping, public art or installations (e.g. misguided, Belluard Bollwerk International Festival, Fribourg, 2008), and public presentations and articles. Today, walking and exploring the everyday remains is at the heart of all they do, and what they make seeks to facilitate walker-artists, walker-makers and everyday pedestrians to become partners in ascribing significance to place.