Urbanism 2009

Urbanism 2009

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Urbanism was a festival of creative ideas and interventions that proposed a new life for a stretch of the Leeds-Liverpool canal. Organised by Liverpool Biennial, it brought together artists, architects, thinkers, community groups and local agencies in a programme that included an urban kitchen garden and pop up cafe, an observatory tower, a conference, a boat parade, beekeeping and zorbing.


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Maria was part of the curatorial and production team, commissioning artists to make boats – a water taxi by Lambert Kamps, an amphibious vehicle refashioned from a skip and a floating mint teahouse by Ben Parry, a fantastical painterly pirate ship by David Bade. Together with a lantern boat by Public Works, and narrow boats from around the county, the boats formed a flotilla, the parade followed by hundreds of local people in a collective celebration of the canal.

Biennial Urbanism 09
Biennial-Ben Parry
Biennial-Lambert Kamps
Lambert Kamps
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