A Procession in the Park (Autumn 2019)
The Future Machine was launched at Furtherfield Gallery and Commons in Finsbury Park, North London in October 2019. The procession was developed in collaboration with Furtherfield, musicians Alexandre Yemaoua Dayo and David Kemp, participants in workshops that took place over 6 months in Finsbury Park and in partnership with Jo Roach from Pedal Power and Jo Homan from Edible Landscapes.
‘A Procession in Finsbury Park’ will take place every year to welcome the Autumn. The Future Machine leads a procession around the perimeter of the park, stopping at several places along the way, bringing people together to think about the future and environmental change. Finishing at Furtherfield Commons with an opportunity to eat, share stories and celebrate the beginning of Autumn.
‘For hundreds of years, promenading in the plaza in the centre of town has been a social custom’
‘Like modern strollers in Latin American plazas and parks or any carnival or mall now, they were there to look at each other as well as the scenery… ‘
‘Social promenading was developed in the private garden and the park‘
(Wanderlust, Rebecca Solnit, 2002)