Urban Organisms

Urban Organisms

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Urban Organisms examined and creatively explored food sustainability in cities. Working across a range of approaches the project provided a space for conversation and ideas. Connecting up the environmental, socio-economic and political dimensions of urban food production and consumption, the NewBridge Project Space acted as a hub for this activity including film screenings, participatory workshops, walks and talks. Artists included Fernando Garcia Dory, N55, Magdalena Starska, Mikey Tomkins, Caitlin & Andrew Webb Ellis and Julia Wilmott.

Urban Organisms was a collaborative project developed and curated by arts producer Lauren Healey, and artists Sabina Sallis and Julia Heslop through NewBridge Programme Committee.


Saturday 16 May – Saturday 13 June 2015
NewBridge Project Space
preview: Saturday 16 May, 5-11pm (as part of The Late Shows)



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Edible Food Walks with Mikey Tomkins
Newcastle city centre
Saturday 16 May: 5pm, 7pm (as part of The Late Shows)
Sunday 17 May: 10am, 12pm, 4pm
Tuesday 19 May: 12pm, 3pm, 6pm
Wednesday 20 May: 12pm, 6pm
Thursday 21 May: 12pm, 6pm
Friday 22 May: 11am, 2pm
Saturday 23 May: 10am

SHARING workshop with N55
NewBridge Project Space
Friday 22 May: 1-3pm

Artist Talk: N55 & Mikey Tomkins
NewBridge Project Space
Friday 22 May: 6-8pm

City growing workshops with N55
NewBridge Project Space
with city farm plant modules around Newcastle City Centre (Laing Art Gallery and Monument)
Saturday 23 May: 11am-1:30pm

Cheese tasting and Cheese making demonstration with Julia Wilmott & Liam Wood NewBridge Project Space
Saturday 23 May: 2-4pm

Film screening: Cowspiracy + Locavore -Pigs in the Park (in partnership with Cinema Politica) with post-film discussion led by Dr Alex Lockwoodby and filmmaker Joseph Mclean
NewBridge Studio – Annex
Thursday 28 May: 7-9:30pm

Stu Brew Student Micro-Brewery: Drop-in demonstrations & beer tasting
NewBridge Project Space
Friday 5 June: 4-7pm
Saturday 6 June: 1-6pm

Film screening: The World According to Monsanto + Carolyn Steel – How food shapes our cities? (in partnership with Cinema Politica) with post-film discussion (speakers tbc)
NewBridge Studio – Annex
Thursday 11 June: 7-10pm

Urban Organisms has been kindly supported by Arts Council England; Seedbed; The Institute for Hazard, Risk and Research, Durham University; Newcastle University Alumni Association Student Initiative Fund; NPS design, print, web.

NewBridge Project Space is open Tues-Sat, 12-6pm.