Street Farming

Event Details
Date: , 2011
Venue: Hamilton House, BS1 3QY
Price: Free
With: Peter Crump
Series: Anarchist Bookfair 2011
Page Details
Section: Events
Subjects: Activism, Anarchism, Environmental, Modern History (Post World War II), Radical Bristol
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Peter Crump was a member of Street Farm, a London-based collective of anarchist architects and designers working in the early 1970s. They published Street Farmer, an underground paper that, alongside mutating tower blocks, cosmic tractors and sprouting one-way signs, put forward manifestos for the radical transformation of urban living. They offered a powerful vision of green cities in the control of ordinary people (and ordinary sheep), not capitalist, statist, socialist or any other kind of planners or developers.

In 1972 ‘Street Farm House’ hit international headlines as one of the first structures intentionally constructed as an eco-house. Two members of the group moved to Bristol, where the Street Farm influence can be seen in the construction/design of St Werburgh’s City Farm Café. Peter’s illustrated talk will be a unique opportunity to hear about the philosophy and exploits of the Street Farmers first hand.

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