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How We Might Live: An Interactive Treasure Hunt!

How We Might Live: An Interactive Treasure Hunt!

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  •  Watermill Way, London, SW19 2RD
  •  (Exact address will be provided after booking)
Suitable for: Adults / Kids /
Object Book is an alternative book makery and book arts studio, in residency at Merton Abbey Mills, run by artist Chloe Spicer with support from The Wandle Studio Prize (UAL Wim... More Info »
This Funzing Experience:
How We Might Live is an interactive digital treasure hunt around the River Wandle, Merton Abbey Mills and local neighbourhood, inspired by the utopian novel News from Nowhere written by the artist, designer and socialist pioneer, William Morris.

Join live artist Sebastian H.W. to both collectively and individually read, rewrite and re-­imagine Morris’ vision of London in relation to the changes they see in this suburban neighbourhood where he once lived, as we ask the question:

How might we live in a future, after late capitalism, hyper-­consumerism and resurging socialism?

The adventure begins at the Object Book.

N.B. This is a preview performance towards the premiere in September. All and any feedback on the work would be greatly appreciated.

How does it work?

You'll begin at the Object Book in Merton Abbey Mills and you'll be instructed how to download and use the free treasure hunt app Actionbound on your WiFi-enabled, handheld devices.

******For those without WiFi enabled devices, printed maps with written clues will be available. The treasure hunt is fully accessible for all mobility types.******

The app and treasure hunt require your device to have 3G/4G connectivity. Portable wifi boxes and/or set of headphones can be provided in exchange for a returnable cash deposit to Object Book/the artist.

Once all set, you can then set off on the hunt around the local area and along the River Wandle, following clues in the form of text, audio and GPS pins to specific locations to find the hidden pages.

When you reach the locations, you'll be guided through small, short tasks and games to discover the secret whereabouts of specially printed calico pages - extracts from Morris’ novel - to read the pages. You will then submit responses via the app to the questions, provocations and dreams Morris poses in his writing, about how a future, utopian (or dystopian) London might look like.

What's the aim of the treasure hunt?
The aim of the hunt is complete all the tasks and find as many pages as you can, before returning to Merton Abbey Mills to stitch and bind them together, creating your own swatch book to take home, or leave as an exhibit in the Object Book.

The treasure hunt lasts approximately 1 hour, 1.5 hours max, depending on how quick you are to complete the tasks and find the pages! The hunt is split into 7 sections, all of which can be completed independently and in your own time.

For perhaps our Guest may some day go back to the people he has come from, and may take a message from us which may bear fruit for them, and consequently for us.” (Morris, W. (1890) News from Nowhere: 138)

Accessibility: Object Book is a ground floor wheelchair accessible studio (1 table space) with disabled parking spaces. Run by a dyspraxic artist, Object Book is committed to accessibility for the book. Please contact Chloe via the Funzing messenger to discuss any needs/adjustments.
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How We Might Live is an interactive digital treasure hunt around the River Wandle, Merton Abbey Mills and local neighbourhood, inspired by the utopian novel News from Nowhere written by the artist, designer and socialist pioneer, William Morris. ... Read More
Experience includes:
  • A FREE interactive treasure hunt performance as part of the Object Book Festival 
  • A leisurely weeeknd in the riverside village of Merton Abbey Mills
  • Interesting way to explore a new area and meet new people
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