Since 2017, Public Works has hosted a School of Civic Action at Roskilde Festival – a ten-day-long summer school which explores ideas for temporary use of and the making of an instant city.
In the lead-up to GRASP, Public Works will host an intensive residency workshop with students from Roskilde Festival Højskole, exploring the ecology of the Grasp festival site, Musicon.
The artists and students will set up their ‘home’ in the small forest behind Roskilde Festival Højskole, aiming to discover and understand the non-human actors on site. They will be working with ecologists, landscape architects, biologists, artists and others to explore the biosystem of the area and connect and represent the non-human actors of Musicon at GRASP.
The outcome of the residency will contribute to the GRASP programme by showcasing the outcome of the students’ work, and contribute to discussions which look back at three years of the School for Civic Action at Roskilde Festival.