Archway PolytechnicPolytechnical Institute for the Study of the Expanding Field of Radical Urban Life is a collaborative art institution based in Archway, London, with no fixed premises, that Maclennan developed while a fellow at Byam Shaw School of Art, in association with AIR, Archway Investigations and Responses.
‘The polytechnic is a forum for the study of urban life and a catalyst for the production of ideas and artworks that enable participants and audiences to imagine and enact formal, civic, surprising, critical, helpful, questioning, funny, difficult, spirited, profound, demanding, beautiful, fleeting or perpetual interactions with the city, with other places, and with each other, that do not involve commercial exchange.’
Ruth Maclennan, from Polytechnical Institute for the Study of the Expanding Field of Radical Urban Life: A Manifesto, 2007, AIR at Byam Shaw School of Art (to order, see contacts)
’Dialogue #5 (It’s not your problem)’, promenade video performance, Archway Polytechnic, Archway, 2009
Hide was a twelve-hour live web-streamed video performance from Archway.
For more information about Archway Polytechnic events and artists see the project website www.archwaypolytechnic.org and for information about AIR click here.