Saturday 4 May 2019
Free, Open to children aged 9—11 years
Inspired by the work of the Radical Monarchs in the US – an alternative brownie troupe where the badge units are centred on social justice and empowerment – The Bower is planning a series of events for children aged
9-11 years who will become our Bower Builders. We want to encourage and empower young people to shape a future that is creative, tolerant and socially aware. Our young Bower Builders will work with artists, activists and creative professionals on projects exploring identity, feminism and social change.
We are delighted to work with Rose Nordin from OOMK and Rabbits Road Press on our first Bower Builders workshop. She has designed a workshop specifically for The Bower to identify leaves found in Brunswick Park with the group, mapping their origins on a world map and developing a flag from their visuals and textures through print and collage. The workshop aims to demonstrate parallels between the constant movement and immigration of peoples and plants and to highlight the presence and importance of exchange and movements between countries in the make up of our communities. The children will acquire new tree and plant knowledge and basic printing skills on our Risograph printer. The research in Brunswick Park also contributes to the work OOMK are undertaking as artists in residence at Serpentine Gallery, Kensington Gardens this Spring.
Through her practice and research, Rose is interested in the publication as a site of exchange and collaboration, print technologies as tools for union, and letterforms as modes of magic.
As a designer, Rose primarily makes artist books and printed matter. This extends to exhibition and custom type design.
Generously supported by Arts Council England.