GWEITHDY GWASTRAFF/WASTE WORKSHOP Image/artwork: Rachel Rosen(mSPARC project)

“Make Do and Mend”: Materials Innovation in a Rural City Region bangor_poster.docx

Croeso gynnes i bawb! Welcome to the Bangor workshop!

rhaglen yma! cy_-_bangor_workshop_programme_short.docx

Final programme here! bangor_workshop_programme_short.docx

Blwch Gwyn/White Box, Pontio, Prifysgol Bangor University 3ydd Hydref 3rd Oct 9.30-5

Hefyd- Llwybr Treftadaeth /Celf ar Hydref 2, 1yr gloch, yn cynnwys sgwrs gan Dafydd Roberts, Amgueddfa Lechi Llanberis Plus- Free Heritage /Art Trail 2nd October, 1pm including talk by Dafydd Roberts, Llanberis Slate Museum

Siaradwyr ac Artistiaid sy'n cymryd rhan:/ Speakers+Participating Artists:

  • Denise Baker, waste food entrepreneur gwastraff bwyd denisebangor_2017_presentation.pptx
  • Rhys Trimble, bardd lleol /local poet
  • Andy Goodman Prifysgol Bangor University Menter drwy Ddylunio/ Enterprise by Design

The workshop will be held bilingually and translation services will be available.

As the final workshop of this phase of the network, the Bangor workshop will play a key role in synthesising and reflecting back, on the development of the network over the last two years, flagging key findings, themes, and showcasing what has been achieved. Like the other workshops, it will also strongly reflect local place and people, showcasing issues, artists, practitioners, scientists and others who are working with the theme of waste in the locality.

The organising theme of the Bangor workshop will speak strongly to the fact that Bangor is a small city set within a wider rural, de-industrialised region. Bangor shares strong similarities in this respect with Maastricht (a previous workshop venue); several Maastricht workshop artists and scientists also explored the issue of industrial waste in their regional context. Broadly, waste in the context of post industrial waste; and a corresponding need to ‘make do and mend’ in a region where jobs and many other resources/services are scarce, are key organising principles for the Bangor workshop, (the circular economy in action!)- together with other key issues such as language, culture and rurality- a small city in a rural region, facing different – but also similar- waste challenges to those of major cities such as London or Amsterdam. Art and science in the context of waste, heritage and legacy, and scales and types of waste, are therefore core themes.

We have an exciting programme of artists, scientists and practitioners, who are addressing these broad themes. We have also invited the local Unitary Authority to share their perspective on the challenges of waste in the context of the region (rural, dispersed populations; Bangor, Caernarfon) and its surrounding villages; issues of accessibility, scale, different types of waste.

The format will be a mix of speakers and interactive activities (discussion, play) and showcased work/performance. We will also invite students and members of staff (eg design students, etc) to attend as participants. We will also run some ‘art pop ups’ in the region to engage the public, around the same time frame.

mwy o gwybodaeth yn fuan! More info soon!