"Over the course of the last week Bristol’s Arnolfini has played host to an invasion of thinkers, doers and those of every persuasion in between, in an bid to form a collective mindset in the lead-up to the climate talks in Copenhagen in a couple of weeks’ time. The Bike Bloc was formed as a collaboration between the Laboratory of Insurrectionary Imagination and Climate Camp, each bringing to the table their own perspectives and thoughts under a common shared brief: a group of people gathering together to brainstorm, plan, prototype and create a finished product over the course of a short and intense session."
I've just published a short piece on threadme's fantastic 'Thoughts & Finds' blog about this week's Bike Bloc project at the Arnolfini, which has brought together a disparate group of people to work collectively and pool ideas to create an 'irresistable new machine of resistance'. The result has been a set of prototypes for the bloc, built out of old bicycles, which will be recreated and brought into operation in Copenhagen next week. It's been a worthy and interesting project for the Arnolfini to be involved in, bringing a living, open art project to a public art space and encouraging the generation of novel ideas.