Kathrin Böhm: Turning the Heap
On-site at The Showroom, London and online here
16 June to 24 July and
15 September to 18 October 2021

Opening Compost & Launch of PARSE 13 On the Question of Exhibition
Tuesday 15 June from 4.30 - 6.30 pm (UK time)
Book a free ticket here.

The title 'Kathrin Böhm: Turning the Heap' was kindly donated by Rosalie Schweiker.


July 2021

Compost has been in the making and in public since mid June. The material in the gallery space has been turned over and moved around. Books and topics and questions and objects and suggestions have been pulled out, discussed and put back. The pile seems high. The pressure to summarise and extract and formulate solutions has been met with calmness. Compost is now resting.

January 2021

For me this is the year to compost.
To compost the many things I have made and been involved with, and to make fertiliser for the future. This plan has been in the making for a while, and to enter a new year, the one in which we get used to the end of things as we know them, makes the compost heap a timely rotting pile.

The publication of 'The Social (Re)Production of Architecture: Politics, Values and Actions in Contemporary Practice' by Doina Petrescu and Kim Trogal in 2017 was an important moment for me - when an idea becomes an embodied experience, and won't leave. The simple but fundamental realisation that everything we do either supports or undermines a system. If we want systemic change, we need to care about the re-production of the values and systems we want, and not just their set up.

In early 2020 I wrote in big letters, that I would not do another project - instead I want to make a pile,
and to see what rots and observe what survives. The compost heap and fertiliser making is in preparation.


Early September 2020

I have for a long time called myself an artist, called what I do art, not to distinguish myself, but to explain it. I have been part of many art worlds and at the same time sought my own, those that would allow me to diffuse what I do. Some colleagues see me as an anti-establishment artist, someone who seeks alternatives, operates outside of the mainstream. I never saw it like this. I guess I have always been more interested in collective subsistence art - maintaining or supporting systems of means and production – instead of the idea of orders and suborders in art.

I have tried to set up various systems of working and earning together, always tying the economy to the nature of the desired relationship. My drive is joy and frustration. The joy of actually being able to put feminist and emancipatory ideas into practice. The frustration, that so many institutions around me did not seem to have any interest in changing their patriarchal and neo-liberal being. Instead they are happily maintaining a regressive and oppressive hierarchy, whilst curating and showcasing artists whose work and thinking fundamentally questions their doing and being.

Ideas and practice can only drift that much apart before they tear everything apart. That is exactly what I see with the art world right now, which is trying to prepare for a post covid survival. The big institution like Tate and South Bank Centre are fighting for a survival whilst tearing out their own guts. They rather become a neo-liberalised mummie that will exist as an empty shell on the Thames, instead of envisioning possible and different futures.

There is no Alternative is becoming the mantra here. Everyone on the management team of those places should wear a T-Shirt saying “I love Thatcher”. If you’ll be able to stand that declaration, you’ll also be able to see through the destruction you enable.

Yes, it comes down to money. But please don’t continue the culture of “finance is brutal”. Finance is a means. If old models can’t be financed any more, then let’s look at new ones. There is not less money floating about, the world has not become poorer, simply the distribution has become even more unequal, and arts organisations really need to ask themselves if they want this to be everyone’s future: where the rich become richer and the poor become poorer. Where the directors keep their 100+k salaries and the bottom-of the-wage staff gets fired, to be expelled from low-paid into no economic future whatsoever.

This has nothing to do with art and culture anymore, and these organisations shouldn’t even dare to call themselves public museums and galleries after this. If they manage to continue to exist, then let’s call them the Temples of Executive Vanity, Monuments to Cultural Destruction, the Graveyards of Old Ideas.


Early April 2020
I met with Ida Fabrizio in early February to organise the annual Community Haystack for 2020, and she was hesitant to commit to one, saying she had a feeling she wanted to rest. My approach to 2020 had been similar, joking about the desire to be lazy, to not start anything new, to simply maintain things in a caring way.

Here we are, week four of the UK lock-down, and so much has changed and so much has stayed the same. Resisting the pressure to be overly creative and productive, I'm working on the infrastructures that shape most of my working life anyway. Finding interim solutions to work collectively but remotely, and organising resources to strengthen these structures for a near future, where collective access to means, economic equality, learning from the rural and art as social change will remain on top of the to-do list.

Company Drinks has suspended all public activities, but spring and the growing season have only just started. We are sharing growing and making stories online, keep looking after our garden and the more vulnerable members amongst our local communities. We are preparing the refurbishment of our pavilion in Barking Park for the summer, and plans for a local food market for the autumn are also under way.

The Centre for Plausible Economies is working with the Community Economy Institute on the launch of The Interdependence (idt.) in June, a new peer to peer global identifier for organisations who support the Community Economy model.

A continuation of the Eco Nomadic School is in preparation, with Myvillages working with the Scotish Sculpture Workshop, atelier d'architecture autogerée, Brave New Alps and others on a trans-local network for mutual knowledge exchange, starting this autumn.

Keep it Complex - Make it Clear
is supporting the Solidarity Syndicate Initiative in the UK, demanding a review of the Arts Council latest Emergency Fund Strategy, which heavily promotes individualism and competitiveness in the arts at times when we need to invest in eco systems and interdependence.

The London Haystacks are on hold for now. However hay making and stacking will soon start again in many places, where it's part of the seasonal agricultural production. I wish I could be scything with Mircea and Maria in Brezoi.

Stay safe and take care!


The Rural is not Remote, for Landscape, Architecture, Frontier Journal, Higher Education Press, January 2020

Is the Countryside the Future of the Art World? by Tom Jeffreys, Frieze Magazine online, November 2019

Arteconomies, an interview with Ellen Mara de Wachter for Art Monthly, September 2019

The Rural, edited by Kathrin Böhm and Wapke Feenstra (Myvillages), published by Whitechapel Gallery and MIT Press


The Centre for Plausible Economies
Currently working on new collaborations together with the Whitworth Gallery Manchester, the Slade School of Fine Art, the Community Economy Institute and The Alternative School of Economics.

International Village Shop (since 2007)
Myvillages has added a new permanent counter to the ongoing International Village Shop at Kunstverein Neuenkirchen in rural Northern Germany.

Company Drinks (sinde 2014)
Art in the shape of a community drinks enterprise.



18 January 2020
Migrants Make Culture
Keep it Complex Annual Activation Day, together witch Migrants in Culture
Raven Row, London

12 December
The Rural, book launch, De Appel, Amsterdam

5 December 2019
The New Art Economy
curated by Grace Ndiritu
Kunsthal Gent

29 November 2019
Digesting Politics Lunch with Sean Roy Parker
Company Drinks, Barking

25 November 2019
Politics of Food
Book Launch at Delfina Foundation, London

16 and 17 November 2019
Commonslab, Berlin
The Interdependence Charter Workshop, with the Community Economy Research Network (CERN)

08 and 09 November 2019
When Decisions Become Art
Final two days with Gavin Wade, Kuba Szreder and Grace Ndiritu
kunstbunker Nuremberg

25 and 26 October 2019
Keep it Complex at Internationalism after the End of Globalisation
Museum for Contemporary Art, Warsaw

3-6 October 2019
Company Drinks at Frieze Art Fair, Regent's Park, London

26 September 2019
Mutual Restructure
Study Day organised by The White House, hosted by The Centre for Plausible Economies, at Company Drinks, Barking Park

11-14 September 2019
Keep it Complex at Today is Our Tomorrow, co-curated by PUBLICS, Helsinki

6 September 2019
Annual Hopping Trip to Little Finchcock Farm, Lamberhust, Kent,
with Company Drinks

8 May - 17 August
Setting the Table: Village Politics
An exhibition by Myvillages at Whitechapel Gallery, London

27 July 2019, 2-4pm
Culture is a Verb, Keynote Lecture
Mansions of the Future, Lincoln

20 July 2019, all day
Annual Community Haystack
Walthamstow Marshes

18 July 2019
Organising Self-Organisation
Follow up workshop with Kunstbunker Nuremberg and
the Academy of Fine Arts Nuremberg

16 July 2019 from 10am-5pm
Constellations Workshop
Art and the Rural

11 and 12 July
School of Architecture, Academy of Fine Art, Stuttgart
Workshop and Live Project

6 July 2019 from 12-5pm
Company Drinks' Summer Fayre and 5th Birthday Party
Company Drinks Pavilion, Barking Park

20-22 June 2019
The Rural Assembly
Myvillages are part of the Whitechapel Gallery Working Group The Rural: Contemporary Art and Spaces of Connection, preparing The Rural Assembly, a two-day international conference at the Whitechapel Gallery and Wysing Art Centre.

18 and 25 June 2019
Scything Workshops with Ida Fabrizio
Waterworks Nature Reserve, east London
Beginners Session and Refresher Session.

27-31 May 2019
Poster Take Over
PUBLICS, Helsinki

Saturday 25 May 2019
New Co-operative Art, the economic underpinnings of collaborations
Workshop and discussion
Centre for Plausible Economies together with the Warsaw Biennial
Various venues, Warsaw

Thursday 23 May 2019
Economy as a Drinks Cabinet
Presentation and Workshop
Museum of Modern Art, Bródno Sculpture Park, Warsaw

Sunday 19 May 2019
Edit-a-thon with Keep it Complex
Joy for Ever: How to use art to change the world and its price in the market

Saturday 18 May 2019
Exhibition opening
FOOD: Bigger than the Plate
V&A Museum London

Wednesday 8 May 2019
Talk and Discussion
What are we waiting for?
Academy of Fine Art Nuremberg

Tuesday 7 May 2019
Myvillages Exhibition Opening
Setting the Table: Village Politics
Whitechapel Gallery, London

Friday 26 April 2019
Digesting Politics Lunch
With The Landworkers' Alliance
Company Drinks, Barking Park

Thursday 4 April 2019
SPACE Toolkit: Artistic Economies, models and values
37 Queen Street, Colchester

Wednesday 3 April 2019
Sketching a Foodberg, collective brainstorm of the economic under-pinnings of our food chains, as part of FOOD: Bigger than the Plate
7a Vyner Street, London E2 9DG

Thursday 7 March 2019
This Is Not Longer That Place: A Public Discussion
The Showroom, London

16 February 2019
Trade Show 03 at the amazing Cube Cinema in Bristol. Co-organised with Kate Rich and part of RADMIN presented by the Feral Business Network.

15 February 2019
Reimagining post-capitalist economies in the arts and beyond
At The Whitworth Gallery, Manchester
Presentation and workshop led by Kathrin Böhm and Kuba Szreder
from the Centre for Plausible Economies

19 January 2019
MAKE IT WORK - the annual activation day organised by Keep it Complex.
Book your ticket here.

Keep it Complex are trading the latest goods during the
The Ground Beneath Your Feet exhibition at Castlefield Gallery, until 03 February 2019

3 and 4 November 2018
Elephants in the Room, Assembly for commoning art institutions
Casco Art Institute: Working for the Commons, Utrecht

26 October, 12-2pm
Digesting Politics Lunch with Fozia Ismail
Company Drinks Pavilion, Barking Park

05 October
Redrawing Artistic Economies
Study Day and Launch Event at the Centre for Plausible Economies,
together with Kuba Szreder, in partnership with the Asociación de Arte Útil.

22 September
Opening of From Nope to Hope: Art vs Arms, Oil and Injustice organised by
artists who removed their work from @designmuseum after an arms event.

16 September
Company Drinks Annual Autumn Fair
From noon to 6pm at our HQ in Barking Park

14 July, 11am - 5pm
Mansions os the Future, Lincoln
2pm Radical Cultural centres: A discussion with Gavin Wade, Eastside Projects, Karen, MIMA, Andrew, Swedenborg Institute, myself and Clare Cumberlidge
All day: shop&show with Keep it Complex.

7 July, 10.30am - 4.30pm
Community Haystack on the West Common, Lincoln
As part of Culture is a Verb, Mansions of the Future

30 June, all day
Community Haystack 2018
Walthamstow Marshes, east London

Tuesday 26 June, 6.30-8.30pm
Urban Knights Talk at the Centre for Plausible Economies
Company Drinks, Barking Park

28 March - 12 August
Nope to Hope: Graphics and Politics 2008 - 2018
The Design Museum

Friday 22 June, noon - 2pm
Digesting Politics Lunch
Company Drinks, Barking Park

30 May
Launch of PUBLICS Library
PUBLICS, Helsinki

24 May
Talk at Valand Academy
Gothenburg University

19 May, 5-10pm
Launch of two permament fence interventions
for Phytology, Bethnal Green Nature Reserve

6 May, noon - 5pm
Spring Fair
Company Drinks Base, Barking Park

19 January - 6 May
The Land We Live In - The Land We Left Behind
Curated by Adam Sutherland
Hauser and Wirth Somerset

1 May, 7-9pm
Informal drinks to toast on Company Drinks' new venture into
deals, diverse economies, research and action: The Centre for Plausible Economies
Company Drinks Base, Barking Park

27 April, noon - 2pm
Digesting Politics Lunch
What does it mean to grow local food? And how many can we feed?
Should it be organic? What will it cost?
Company Drinks Base, Barking Park

26 April, 6.30 - 8.30pm
Collective Products/Common Goods
Talk at New England House, Brighton
A new bottom up development by Spacemakers

18 April
Spaces of Connection: Contemporary Art and the Rural
Whitechapel Gallery Working Group Meeting
University of Aberystwyth

13 March
Beyond the Urban
A-Z Nights
Uhasselt Faculty of Art and Architecture, Hasselt, Belgium

1 March
The Social (Re-) Production of Architecture
Book Launch and Panel
Central St Martins, Granary Sq, London N1C 4AA

1 February
Learn To Act Conversation and Book Launch
Arts Catalyst, 74-76 Cromer St, London WC1H 8DR
with book editors Kathrin Böhm, Doina Petrescu and Tom James
Book your free ticket here.

31 January
Keep it Complex - Make it Clear
RCA Arts & Humanities Talk 4-5.30pm
Gorvy Lecture Theatre, Dyson Building, London SW11 4AN

31st January - 3rd March
Curated by patten
London WC2N 4HE

16 and 17 January
Myvillages is joining the Whitechapel Gallery Rural Conference Working Group for a first meeting at Wysing Art Centre.

13 January
Organise with Others
Activation Weekend at Res., London SE8 4AL

Saturday 9 December
Talk and Presentation as part of the launch event for
Publics (former Checkpoint Helsinki)

Wednesday 15 November at 5.30pm
Trade as Public Realm
Talk at The Exchange Floor, Croydon

Saturday 4 November
Frieze Projects Symposium
Working Across Divides
Goethe Institut London

Thursday 12 October 2017
Twinned Drinks Launch
Goethe Institute Glasgow
In partnership with Bottle of Ginger and CCA Glasgow

Tuesday 10 October 2017 from 7.30 - 10pm
The London Salon: edgelands
Museum of London
As part of the City Now City Future programme

5 - 8 October 2017
Company Drinks Bar
Frieze Art Fair
Regent's Park, London
(e-mail me if you want to help out at the bar and get a free ticket)

Saturday 23 September 2017
Launch Event and Open House
Company Drinks' New Permanent Base
Come along to see our new premises, taste the 2017 drinks range and local food, and find out more about various public programmes we are running throughout the year, plus stalls and contributions by close partners.

Thursday 29 June
All Villages in One Place
Antje Schiffers, Kathrin Böhm and Wapke Feenstra from Myvillages in conversation with Sally Tallant (Liverpool Biennial)
To book a ticket click here.
Whitechapel Gallery, London

Saturday 24 and Sunday 25 June
5th Annual Community Haystack
With scything training. lunch talk on commoning, haystack building, scything competition and
bring your own picnic.
Walthamstow Marshes, east London, all day

Thursday 6 June, 10.30am -8pm
Learn To Act International Workshop
Co-organised with Doina Petrescu (University of Sheffield/School or Architecture, aaaa) and Tom James.
To book a free ticket click here.
Theatre Delicatessen, Sheffield

Thursday 25 May at 7pm
Haystack Talk with Severine von Tscharner Fleming
7a Vyner Street, London E2

02 March - 26 April 2017
Drawing Biennial
Drawing Room, London

17 March - 18 June 2017
Creating the Countryside
Compton Verney, Warwickshire, UK

Friday 24 February 2017, 2-6pm
Planetary Futures Seminar: Postcapitalist Art Worlds
Institute of Advanced Studies (IAS)
Common Ground, Ground Floor, South Wing, Wilkins Building

Wednesday 22 February 2017 at 7pm
Together with Bottle of Ginger
What is Ginger?
Organised by CCA Glasgow
Manufactory, 142 Crownpoint Rd, Glasgow

Friday 10 February 2017 at 7pm
Eco Nomadic School
as part of public works' Friday Sessions
and Civic University Programme
Tate Modern, Switch House, Tate Exchange, 5th Floor

Sunday 5 February from 2-3.30pm
Community Haystack 2017 Planning Meeting
The Waterworks Centre
Lammas Road, London E10 7QB

13-15 January 2017
Join us for Unite Against Dividers, a weekend full of activities, debates and questions about what the arts should do after the EU referendum. Updates and the full programme are published on www.keepitcomplex.eu
To book tickets for any of the sessions click here.

17 September - 23 December 2016
International Village Show 7/8 at GfZK, Leipzig
The penultima episode of the two year long International Village Show at the Museum of Contemporary Art in Leipzig features a South African version of Antje Schiffers' ongoing I am a farmer and want to stay one project, the Foreign Pickers Film and related drinks and maps.

Since June 2016
spaceREC, commissioned by 1215.today
Recording and reclaiming creative spaces in Leeds

Friday 2 and Saturday 3 December
Presentation, celebration and convention
Part eight out of eight of the International Village Show
opens at the Museum of Contemporary Art in Leipzig

Thursday 10 November, 9.30am
Cultural Infrastructure Round Table at Space Studios, Triangle,
organised by Theatrum Mundi, LSE

Tuesday 8 November, 10am - 5pm
Company Drinks Study Day
With Cooking Sessions' RCA MA Architecture Studio,
various locations in Barking and Dagenham

Sunday 6 November, 4-6pm
Icebers and Haystacks (and other illustrations to talk about economy),
and informal coffee and cake afternoon and conversation with Katherine Gibson
at 7a Vyner Street, E2

Thursday 27 October at 7pm
Foreign Pickers
Film screening and conversation with Toby Butler,
as part of Newham Heritage Week, Startford Campus, University of East London

Wednesday 26 October from 7pm
Haystack on Gleaning with Natalie Joelle at 7a Vyner Street, E2

Company Drinks Bar at Frieze London
5 - 9 October, Regent's Park, London

25 June - 09 October 2016
Company Drinks is part of the
Teesside World Exposition of Art and Technology
at mima, Middlesbrough

Sunday 2 October, 5-7pm
Art in Romney Marshes
Launch event and Company Drinks bar at St George's Church in Ivychurch, Kent

Saturday 1st October at 6.00 pm
Foreign PickersScreening
Five Oak Green United Church (Badsell Rd), Kent

Keep it Complex - Make it Clear
Sunday 25 September, all afternoon, Vyner Street, London E2

9 September 2016
Third annual Company Drinks 'Hopping Trip' to Little Finchcock Farm in Kent.

Building Companies
Wednesday 28 at 7.30pm, CCA, Glasgow

Sunday 11 September, 11am, Kunst- und Kulturvereins Alte Schule Baruth

Wednesday 7 September, 7-9pm
Film Screening and talk
at Delfina Foundation, London

Sunday 10 July 2016
EU-UK campaign
The UK might leave the EU, but the issues remain the same.
Join us on 10 July at 7pm at my studio if you want to get involved.
We are currently preparing for the campaign to continue as a a trans-national and border-less one. Please keep following us and we’ll be back with next steps very soon.

Friday 15 July 2016
Hoppers Huts Study and Mapping day
Saturday 16 July 2016
Picking and Hopping Afternoon in Kent
Meet at the Hoppers Hospital in Kent on both days.

Friday 22 July
Launch event 'Brown at Work'
Croome Estate, Worcestershire
Commissioned by the National Trust

Saturday 30 and Sunday 31 July 2016
Community Haystsck
Walthamstow Marshes, east London
For the full programme click here

Making Use
Curated by Sebastian Cichocki and Kuba Szreder
Museum of Modern Art Warsaw

29 June 2016, 7.30pm
Haystack with Georgina Barney
Towards a Museum of Contemporary Farming:
a walk through of the agricultural dioramas in the Science Museum
Science Museum, London

17 June 2016, 7-9pm
spaceREC launch
Arts Hostel Leeds

Until 23 June 2016
Website campaign and event

1 - 23 June 2016
EU-UK Countdown
Actions, Posters and Events across the country.
Visit the website for details.

2 June 2016, 7pm
Company Drinks Talk
Studio RCA
Nine Elms Lane, London SW8 5AU

Wedneday 15 and Tuesday 28 June
from 10am to 1pm
Scything Sessions with Ida Fabrizio
Meeting point at WaterWorks Centre
Lammas Road (off Lea Bridge Road)
London E10 7QB

1 May 2016
EU-UK Action Day
at various venues in London.
Visit the website for details.

28 April 2016
Sour Brexit drinks workshop from 2-4.30pm, with Company Drinks and Square Root Soda
at Dagenham Library, Heathway, Dagenham

22 and 23 April 2016
Haystack with Gaja Mežnarić Osole
Japanese Knotweed and Foraging as Public Performance, talk at Phytology, Friday 22nd from 6.30pm, Bethnal Green Nature Reserve.
Foraging Walk on Saturday 23rd in Dagenham from 2-4pm.

21 April 2016, 12-5pm
PARK Lek Public Enquiries Seminar with Mary Jane Jacob, Mick Wilson, Lia Ghilardi, Helena Selder, Kerstin Bergendal
Valand Academy, Göteborg

20 April 2016 from 3-6pm
Presentation and workshop for Trade Test Site
with Lise Skou, Aarhus, DK

26th February 2016, 1-4 pm
Company: Movements, Deals and Drinks
Talk, Book Launch and Company Drinks Bar as part of the ICA's Culture Now series
ICA, London

Saturday 20th February, 1-3pm
Company: Movements, Deals and Drinks
Local Launch
Valence House Visitor Centre, Becontree Avenue, Dagenham

6th February 2016, 11am - 4pm
Public LaunchBrand News
Ashley Square News Agent, Loughborough
together with An Endless Supply and
as part of Market Town, LU Arts, Loughborough

28th January 2016, from 7.30pm
Haystack with Rosemary Shirley
on her recent publication
Rural Modernity, Everyday Life and Visual Culture
7a Vyner Street, London E2

17th December, from 4pm
X-mas drinks at the Studio
7a Vyner Street. London E2
together with Melanie Mues and Celine Condorelli

5th December 2015, 3.45pm
Collaborative Civic Resilience
as part of COP21 in Paris
Organised by aaa/R-Urban

27th November 2015 at 5pm
International Village Show 4/8
Winterdisplay, launch
Museum of Contemporary Art, Leipzig

26th November 2015
The Rise of the Local
Seminar with Naomi Diamond, David Boyle and Kathrin Böhm
As part of Market Town
Loughborough University

16th November at 5pm
The Next City
Bristol Festival of Ideas
Knowle West Media Centre

14th November 2015, 2-5pm
Company Drinks 2015 Launch
With an illustrated talk by The Gentle Author
Dagenham Library, Dagenham Heathway

13th-18th October 2015
Company Drinks Frieze Bar,
Frieze Art Fair, Regent's Ark, London

18th October 2015
Company Drinks Serpentine Marathon Bar
Serpentine Galleries, London

13th June - 18th October
Grow it Yourself
Group Exhibition
PAV, Turin

23rd June - 11th September 2015
Company: Movements, Deals and Drinks
as part of Inside Cities: art and the built environment
ARUP, 8 Fitzroy Street, London W1T

Friday 4th September, 7-9pm
Opening International Village Show 3/8
Brezoi (RO) meets Deer Trail (USA) and Ljouwert (NL)
Myvillages Gartenhaus, Museum of Contemporary Art (GfZK), Leipzig

Saturday and Sunday 1st and 2nd August
Community Haystack 2015
Walthamstow Marshes, London R17

Friday 14th August, 6-9pm
Exhibition opening
Art in restaurants is on the same level as food in museums
with Company Drinks at Turf Projects, Keeley Road, Croydon, CR0 1TF

Sunday 30th August, 3-5pm
Closing event, Lending Shape to Form as part of A-Z Marzona Collection
Hamburger Bahnhof, Berlin

Saturday 11th July, 2-5pm
Talk and workshop
Centre for Art and Urbanistic, Berlin

Friday 10th July at 5pm
Museum for Contemporary Art, Leipzig
Official opening of the rebuilt garden platform,
with students from Muldental and Till Richter,
fast food, muesli ice cream and special drinks.
Part of the International Village Show

Saturday and Sunday 4th and 5th July, all day
Company Drinks Bar and 'All Things Hopping' Exhibition
Barking Folk Festival, in partnership with The Barbican
Barking Town Square

Wednesday 10th June at 7pm
Haystack: An Edge Effect
Book launch and talk with Bonnie Fortune
7a Vyner Street, London E2

Tuesday 9th June at 6.30pm
Kathrin Böhm and Gavin Wade
Talk at Cannon Hill Art School
MAC, Birmimgham

Sunday 7th June from 11am-4pm
First Company Drinks Bar of the Year
Eastbrookend Country Fair

Tuesday 12th May at 7pm
Haystack Settlers in England
Film screening and conversation with Ian Nesbitt
7a Vyner Street, London E2

Saturday 23rd May at 2pm
Hopping, talk and reading
with author Melanie McGrath
Dagenham Library, Dagenham

Friday 8th May at 7pm
Opening of International Village Show 2/8
Spanish Villages and Leipzig's Umland
Museum of Contemporary Art Leipzig

Tuesday 28th April at 7pm
A 100-Mile Conversation
Haystack with Nathan Burr and Louis Buckley
7a Vyner Street, London E2

Saturday 21st March
From the Village to the World
Haystack with With Ana Džokić and Marc Neelen, STEALTH.unlimited
Vyner Street Studio, London E2

Wednesday 18th March, 4-8pm
Urban Makers, Makers' Economies
Research Seminar
Sheffield School of Architecture

Recent dates:
Friday 27th March
Glocal Design Conference
Presentation together with Doina Petrescu
University of Bolzano

Wednesday 1st April, 6.30pm
Ghana links and Leipzig stories
Community Hall, 96179 Höfen, Upper Franconia

Friday 11th April, 11am and 2pm
DIY Cola workshop with Kate Rich
as part of Company: Movement, Deals and Drinks
Dagenham Library, Heatway, Dagenham

24th and 25th April
Eco Nomadic School Rotterdam
Two day seminar and visits, organised by Myvillages and Caroline Zeevat

Saturday 28th February 2015 at 12.15pm
Re-Imagining Rurality Conference
Keynote paper Kathrin Böhm and Miranda Pope
University of Westminster, London

Sunday 8th March at 12pm
Company at WOW Bites
Women of the World Festival
Southbank Centre, London

Sunday 15th March at 11am
1st Community Haystack Meeting
For those interested in getting involved in
developing and running the annual haystack
event on the Walthamstow Marshes.
Waterworks, Lammas Road, London E10 7QB

Thursday 12th Feb at 2pm
Presenting Company as part of the
Planetarity Research Symposium,
Goldsmiths College, London

Friday 6th February 2015
Opening of Myvillages' International Village Show
Museum for Contemporary Art, Leipzig.
Feb 2015 - November 2016

Friday 19th December
Studio Drinks and Mini-X-mas Market
With the International Village Shop,
editions by Céline Condorelli and DJ Simpson,
Cordial Hampers by Company,
Rosalie Schweiker's Sex Sop and others.
From 3-9pm at 7a Vyner Street, London E2

Sunday 30th November
Annual Sauerkraut Making
From 3-5pm at Vyner Street, London E2

Friday 14 November, 7pm
Kosovo Haystack Portraits
With Lala Meredith-Vula

30 and 31 October
Economadic School Workshop, Höfen, Germany

13 - 17 October
Company Bar at Frieze Art Fair, Regent's Park, London

Monday 6 October, Eastbury Manor House, Dagenham
Company: Movements, Deals and Drinks, local launch

Sunday 21 September, 2-5pm
International Village Shop opens for a few hours on the Floating Cinema, includes special sales session with Jo Waterhouse.

Sunday 14 September
Heathrow Orchard Walk (autumn version) with Kate Corder

Friday 8th and Saturday 9th August
2-5pm, Millennium Centre, Eastbrookend Park, Dagenham
Make Your Own Cola Workshop with Kate Rich (Cube Cola)
Cola concentrate production and carbonation

Friday 1 to Sunday 3 August
Community Haystack
A community hay harvest on Walthamstow Marshes in east London with scything workshops during the day, public talks in the evenings and haystack building on Sunday afternoon.

21 May - 27 July 2014
Money Distribution Machine and Other Useful Contraptions
Exhibition and Production Station at Peckham Platform

Friday 25 July, 6.30-8.30
DIY Slot Machines, talk with Tim Hunkin

International Village Show
Introduction event
Museum for Contemporary Art, Leipzig
17 June 2014, 2-10pm

Friday 27 June, 6.30-8.30pm
Talk and discussion with David Boyle from the New Economics Foundation, CoolTan Arts’ director Michelle Baharier and myself.

Sheep Sketchbook
Revising the Pastoral Tradition
Curated by Georgina Barney
18 April - 6 June 2014
Syson Gallery, Nottingham

"Going down to Kent"
Talk with historian Mark Watson
Saturday 24 May, 2pm
Valence House, Dagenham

'Hopping' Reminiscence afternoon
Saturday 3 May, 2-4pm
Valence House, Dagenham

Heathrow Orchards Tour with Kate Corder
Sunday 27 April, 3-5pm

Going Down to Kent
Info stall at the Chadwell Heath History Fair
Saturday 26 April, 10am-4pm

Eco Nomadic School 2014
Friday 11 April at 2.30pm
Visit to the Hofer Stickerei
96179 Rattelsdorf, Germany

Trade Show at R-Urban
14 - 29 April 2014
Launch event Friday 14 March, 3-9pm, with a talk by Katherine Gibson at 7pm and 'Cube Cola Bar' by Kate Rich
Agrocite, R-Urban, Colombes, Paris

Ballykinlar New Village Good
Workshops, 27-29 March
With PS2, Belfast

'Care and Crisis' with architect Kim Trogal
Thursday 20 March, 7pm
Open School East, London

The Ornamental Hermit
Thursday 6 March, 7-9pm
With artist Barnaby Hosking at
Gallery SE8, Deptford, London

Trade Show
7 Dec 2013 - 22 February 2014
Exhibition curated by Kathrin Böhm and Gavin Wade at Eastside Projects in Birmingham. www.t-r-a-d-e-s-h-o-w.org

Trade Talk
Constantin Petcou and Doina Petrescu (aaa), Paris
Tuesday 11 February at 7pm
Eastside Projects, Birmingham
aaa are presenting their R-Urban project in Paris, where Trade Show will be travelling next.

Trade Show Workshop
Aimee Zito Lema
Wednesday 12 February, 2–6pm
This special ‘Sitting is a Verb – Rietveld for (Un)usual business’ construction workshop will be run by artist Aimée Zito Lema, who has initiated communal constructions around the world where communities are making new public spaces.

Trade Show Competition
Birmingham Bullring Fishmongers Championship
Tuesday 18 February, 9.30–11am
Taking place in the Bull Ring Indoor Market, and organised by Sam Curtis as part of ‘Trade Show’, this event will bring together local fishmongers in a test of their skills.

Trade Talk
Ella Gibbs
Thursday 20 February, 6.30–8.30 pm
In ‘Trade Show’ Ella Gibbs has for the first time revisited the remaining archive from her 2003 project ‘Spare Time Job Centre’. Ella will reflect on this excavation and refer back to the ambitions and methodologies of the project.

Haystack 08
Haystack with artist Grace Ndiritu
Tuesday 28 January 2014 at 7pm
Regent Studio, East London

Trade Show: Feral Trade Café
Eastside Projects, Birmingham
15–18 January 2014, 12–5pm
Kate Rich is taking over the Black Pleasure kitchen to serve food and drinks from her Feral Trade network of producers and distributors.

Good News From Nowhere at The Architecture Foundation, London
3-20 December
Good News from Nowhere, a three week exhibition and events programme by Myvillages and Grizedale Arts.

Good News From Nowhere: Halls, Buildings, Public Use
Tues 17 December 2013, 7pm
An evening panel discussion exploring village halls and other rural public buildings, featuring the current development of the Coniston Cricket Pavilion, with Alistair Hudson, Pippa Martin, Kieran Long and Allan Sylvester.

Good News From Nowhere: Cows, Conservation and Controversy
Sat 14 December 2013, 2–5 pm
An afternoon session exploring the reality of running a farm, husbandry and conservation policies, featuring a talk, film screening and sausage making workshop. With Cumbrian farmer John Atkinson and artist filmmaker Maria Benjamin.

Good News From Nowhere: Shops, Buildings, Constructions
Wed 11 December 2013, 7pm
An evening panel discussion exploring shops and trade, local production and trans-local economies, in conversation with David Boyle, Fellow of the New Weather Institute and New Economics Foundation, London; Doina Petrescu, architect, co-founder atelier d'architecture autogérée and Professor of Architecture, University of Sheffield; and Barbara Steiner, curator and writer, Leipzig and Kathrin Böhm.

Tues 10 December 2013, 6pm
Trade Show exhibition tour and talk with curators Gavin Wade and Kathrin Böhm.

Tues 3 December 2013, 7pm
Good News From Nowhere: Farms, Land Use, Landscapes
With Clare Cumberlidge, curator, London; Paul Roncken, landscape architect and researcher, Wageningen University, NL; and John Urry, Professor in Sociology, Lancaster University, UK and Wapke Feenstra from Myvillages.

Thursday 14 November from 7-9 pm, Public Art Forum Contemporary Art Society, with Louise Coysh, Michaela Crimmin, Claire Doherty, Liza Fior, Kathrin Böhm

08 and 09 November 2013,
Eco Nomadic School Workshop at Agrocite/R-Urban in Paris

Friday 01 November, Haystack 06 at Lower Hewood Farm

26 September 2013 at 6pm
Haystack 05
Katrin Bohn and Kathrin Böhm
at the new Southbank Centre woodland garden.

18 September
Talk and workshop at a rural arts gathering in Vemb, DK

07 September 2013 at 3pm
Kathrin Böhm, Saturday Talks, Serpentine Gallery, London

Wednesday 28 August, Haystack_04 is going to take place on the Walthamstow Marshes

Saturday 6 July 2013 at 4.00 pm, Haystack 03 with Elisabeth Meyer-Renschhausen at Abbey Gardens, Stratford

Wednesday 3 July 2013 at 6.30 pm at Eastside Projects in Birmingham, Utopian talk-show by artist/architect collaboration Sophie Warren and Jonathan Mosley.
Rapid readings from their publication Beyond Utopia and related texts.

28 and 29 June 2013, R-Urban Research Seminar & Workshop