We kicked off 2020 with an awesome School Party! Together with almost 200 people we celebrated a new decade and raised a glass on the one-year anniversary of the Independent School for the City! For the occasion, we had invited the London based architect and designer Sam Jacob for a talk about his work followed by the screening of a short film, selected by Jord den Hollander. Afterwards we we took away the chairs and turned our lecture room into a dance floor which was opened with a spectacular show by the Smudged Toads, followed by the beats of Operator Radio’s Steve Blearics and Squattermarium.
Prior to the School Party, we hosted a two-day workshop with Sam Jacob on “Reconstructive Pottery”. Sam, who has been showing his work in this field in art galleries over the past few years, was willing to share his secrets with a select group of participants. Using fragments of artefacts of an unknown origin, clay, plaster and paint were used to reconstruct them to their original form, original in the sense that you make it up yourself. Participants worked with their hands and eyes, made them dirty in equal amount, to create narratives about the city they live in, its past and its secrets.