21st July – 4th August 2013, at Cylinders Estate, Elterwater, Cumbria (UK)
Merz DIY is a residential summer school for artists and an experimental space for interdisciplinary practices as part of a temporary creative community. This year the working title is Thinkers Builders Dwellers. Inspired by a presentation from DIY 12 guest speaker Tordis Berstrand, Merz Working Group have been discussing ideas and problems of dwelling. This has led on to considering the connections between thinking, drawing, building and making within art practice, land use and communal living.
The programme is art-orientated and interdisciplinary. The workshop could be a walk, performance, lecture, skill-share, discussion, reading group or any proposals from writers, ecologists, growers, architects, musicians, makers, curators, researchers, scything enthusiasts…
This year, the summer school is based at Cylinders Estate, home of Kurt Schwitters’ Merzbarn in Elterwater, Cumbria, deep in the English lake district.
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