Forthcoming

Urban Mind – Arts in Mind Festival

18:00 - 20:00, 5th June

Institute of Psychiatry, Psychology & Neuroscience, Denmark Hill Campus, London

Over three-and-a-half billion people, more than half the world’s population, live in urban areas. This number is rising fast in both developed and developing countries, and it is expected that 66% of the global population will live in cities by 2050. This ongoing urbanization has major implications for global mental health. Urban Mind is an…

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Past

Compost Toilet Co-design Session

11am – 2pm, Sat 26 May

Phytology - Bethnal Green Nature Reserve

This year we are building a new accessible compost toilet within the Bethnal Green Nature Reserve. We would love to involve past, present and future users of the Reserve to participate in the design process. Three co-design sessions will be held throughout the months of May & June. All welcome! No design knowledge or compost…

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Carol Sharp – Chelsea Fringe Installation

11am - 6pm, Friday 25th & Saturday 26th May

Phytology - Bethnal Green Nature Reserve

Carol Sharp will be presenting an experimental sound installation combining machines and living plants, part of the 2018 Chelsea Fringe Festival. 11-6pm – Friday 25th & Saturday 26th May The participatory installation invites people to explore how audio patterns and melodies are influenced by external factors such as touch & temperature interactions.

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Phytology 2018 Launch

5pm - 10pm, May 19th

Phytology - Bethnal Green Nature Reserve

5pm -10pm ALL WELCOME! We will preview new works from last year’s resident artists DJ Simpson, Kathrin Böhm & Ellie Doney, with live music from The Nest Collective. Our resident artists for 2018 include Lu Williams, Ruth Ewan, Vanessa Kisuule, The Alternative School of Economics, Sheaf & Barley + Rya. Address: Phytology, Bethnal Green Nature Reserve, Middleton St, London E2 9RR….

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 The Land We Live In – The Land We Left Behind

20th January – 7th May, 2018

Hauser & Wirth Somerset

Hauser & Wirth Somerset  ‘The Land We Live In – The Land We Left Behind’ 20th January – 7th May 2018. This ambitious survey exhibition explores the contradictory nature of society’s relationship to the rural featuring the Phytology project. The presentation features over 50 international artists and creatives, as well as works on loan, by artists working from…

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The Social (Re)Production of Architecture

6:30pm - 8pm, March 1st 2018

Central St Martins, Granary Sq, London N1C 4AA

Michael Smythe (Phytology) & Kathrin Böhm (Company Drinks) will be in conversation at the launch of ‘The Social (Re-) Production of Architecture’ tonight @ Central St Martins, Granary Sq, London N1C 4AA – 6:30pm, March 1st 2018.  Politics, Values and Actions in Contemporary PracticeEdited by Doina Petrescu, Kim Trogal 2017 – Routledge The Social (Re)Production of Architecture brings the debates of the ‘right to…

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VOICED – Stick In The Wheel

12th August - 2nd September, 2017

Phytology, Bethnal Green Nature Reserve

In the summer of 2015, artists Lucía Montero and Duncan Robertson commissioned six writers to develop original text inspired by this wild piece of land called the Bethnal Green Nature Reserve. The Voiced project took the form of a traditional artist residency, providing a space for writers to explore the cultural heritage of this part of East London through song and spoken…

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Herbal Medicine Workshop Pt.4 – Herbs to DIGEST

11am - 1pm, 26th August, 2017

Phytology - Bethnal Green Nature Reserve

Phytology’s Herbal Medicine summer workshops offer an introduction to the native plants growing in the medicinal meadow at the Bethnal Green Nature Reserve, alongside practical information about how to use these herbs safely and effectively in the home for many different ailments. Following on from the third Herbal Workshop on cleansing, the following workshops will focus…

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Restorative Yoga

4pm - 5pm, August

Phytology, Bethnal Green Nature Reserve

Come and join us throughout August for calming, meditative and balancing yoga sessions at Phytology with yoga practitioner Rosemarie St. Louis. Relax the mind and body within the Bethnal Green Nature Reserve with a slow moving yoga, and finish the session with a fresh cup of relaxing herbal tea picked from Phytology’s medicinal meadow. Dates Saturday 12th August | 4-5pm Saturday 19th August | 4-5pm Saturday 26th August | 4-5pm Book here – Eventbrite link £7.50 recommended donation…

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Dig 4: Mobile phone microscopy & ‘stained glass’ collage

11am – 1pm, 19th August 2017

Phytology - Bethnal Green Nature Reserve

Urban Mudlarking at the Bethnal Green Nature Reserve with Phytology’s Artist in Residence: Ellie Doney. Over the summer months Ellie will lead a series of public ‘digs’, urban mudlarking, excavating, analysing & archiving found materials. 11am till 1pm – followed by a shared lunch Using a clip-on microscope and mobile phones will enable us to closely look…

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Bat Workshop pt.4 – Bat detecting & monitoring in Hampstead Heath

8pm till 10pm, 12th August

Phytology, Bethnal Green Nature Reserve

Phytology takes a field trip in August, with resident ecologist Olly Edmonds, looking at a variety of bats within Hampstead Heath. Using bats detectors, we have a good chance of encountering up to four species including Britain’s biggest bat the noctule. We will discuss novel techniques for monitoring biodiversity in urban environments and how this can…

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VOICED – James Nixon

29th July - 5th August 2017

Phytology, Bethnal Green Nature Reserve

In the summer of 2015, artists Lucía Montero and Duncan Robertson commissioned six writers to develop original text inspired by this wild piece of land called the Bethnal Green Nature Reserve. The Voiced project took the form of a traditional artist residency, providing a space for writers to explore the cultural heritage of this part of East London through song and spoken…

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The Growth

4pm - 6pm, 5th August 2017

Phytology, Bethnal Green Nature Reserve

Culture Device present The Growth, an afternoon of performance poetry by UK’s leading artists with Down Syndrome. Tickets £5 Book here! Featured artists include Sarah Gordy, Tommy Jessop, Holly Risebough, Sam Bernard, Rishard Smith, Otto Bexter.

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Herbal Medicine Workshop Pt.3 – Herbs to CLEANSE

11am - 1pm, 29th July 2017

Phytology - Bethnal Green Nature Reserve

Phytology’s Herbal Medicine summer workshops offer an introduction to the native plants growing in the medicinal meadow at the Bethnal Green Nature Reserve, alongside practical information about how to use these herbs safely and effectively in the home for many different ailments. Following on from the second Herbal Workshop on Herbs for skin, the following workshops…

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This is the garden and the garden is many things

1pm - 2:30pm - July 29th, 2017

Phytology, Bethnal Green Nature Reserve

with Kim Trogal, Ana Vilencia & Kathrin Böhm Phytology is described by its users and keepers as a cultural institute, a bat paradise, a garden, a medicinal field, a community space, and much more. Existing without a purpose built architecture (except the fence) Phytology is a great example for how users of a place construct and develop spaces which…

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VOICED – Lucy Cash

1st - 22nd July, 2017

Phytology, Bethnal Green Nature Reserve

In the summer of 2015, artists Lucía Montero and Duncan Robertson commissioned six writers to develop original text inspired by this wild piece of land called the Bethnal Green Nature Reserve. The Voiced project took the form of a traditional artist residency, providing a space for writers to explore the cultural heritage of this part…

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Dig 3: Found object collage & mouldable plastic badge-making

11am - 1pm, 22nd July 2017

Phytology, Bethnal Green Nature Reserve

Urban Mudlarking at the Bethnal Green Nature Reserve with Phytology’s Artist in Residence: Ellie Doney. Over the summer months Ellie will lead a series of public ‘digs’, urban mudlarking, excavating, analysing & archiving found materials. 11am till 1pm – followed by a shared lunch Book here! Inspired by medieval pilgrim badges, this workshop begins with a guided dig…

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