16-25 Nov 2018

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Debbie Kent & Alisa Oleva The Demolition Project

Fri 23 – Sat 24 Nov, 10am - 4pm, Artist talk Sat 24 Nov, 4pm

7Leeds Kirkgate Market

Street Food Hall, 34 Ludgate Hill, LS2 7HY

The Demolition Project at Compass 2018 invites people to reshape Leeds with a few simple tools - paper, a scalpel and imagination.

Usually the decisions about changing the city are made by forces that are more powerful than ourselves – by politicians or big corporations, or even the weather. But what would it be like if ordinary people had the chance to transform their city? What would you want to demolish? Maybe you want to make way for something more useful or beautiful. Maybe you just want to knock down a building that you hate.

Using a map of Leeds, we’re inviting you to demolish anything you want by cutting it out of the map. In return you have to give us a reason for each demolition you carry out. The reason can be personal or political, angry or artistic, serious or daft – there are no rules.

Join us on the 24th of November at 4pm in the market for a progress report, it will be a chance to share and discuss the strong opinions, arguments and miniature stories that we have found. 

The Demolition Project is a collaboration between Russian artist and photographer Alisa Oleva and British writer-performer Debbie Kent. Their work together as The Demolition Project explores mapping, walking and urban life.

The Demolition Project for Compass from Compass Festival on Vimeo.

WarmthSteam of Life

CompassFestival Welcome

  • Fri 16 Nov

    Crowd of Favours


Closed Forum PresentsThe Journey

  • Fri 16 – Sun 25 Nov

    Geeks Room CIC

Available throughout the festival. Artist Talk 23 Nov, 6pm, Geeks Room CIC Unit 32, 3 Bramley Shopping Centre

Etheridge & PersighettiPublic House

  • Fri 16 – Sun 25 Nov

    Crowd of Favours

Launch event: Fri 16 Nov, 7pm
Beer Glasses available throughout the festival, along Kirkgate

Rosana Cade, Charlie Cauchi and Claire NolanWalking : Holding

  • Sat 17 Nov

    Leeds Art Gallery

Film screening, 3pm | (45mins followed by Q&A)

Jack TanFour Legs Good

  • Sat 17 – Sat 24 Nov

    Leeds Town Hall

Exhibition 17-24 Nov
Day of live court hearings Sat 24 Nov, 1pm-6.30pm

ScotteeWould like to meet

  • Sat 17 – Sun 25 Nov

    St. Peter’s Mount

Open all day

Image of voting box in City Square

Redhawk LogisticaMeasures of Us

  • Seacroft | Beeston | Gipton | Bramley | Holbeck | Woodhouse | Leeds City Square

Neighbourhood Voting: Mon 19 – Fri 23 Nov
City Centre Exhibition: Sat 24 Nov, 12pm - 7pm. Artist talk 4pm, FREE

Joonas Berghäll and Mika Hotakainen Steam of Life

  • Thu 22 Nov

    North Star Coffee Roastery

Doors and food 6.30pm. Film screening 7pm (80mins)

Sarah Caputo & Brenda Unwin1000 Handshakes

  • Thu 22 – Sat 24 Nov

    Leeds City Bus Station

10am-7pm, FREE

Debbie Kent & Alisa OlevaThe Demolition Project

  • Fri 23 – Sat 24 Nov

    Leeds Kirkgate Market

10am - 4pm, Artist talk Sat 24 Nov, 4pm

Bethany WellsWarmth

  • Fri 23 – Sun 25 Nov

    Leeds Dock (outside Primal Gym)

1pm-9pm | Bring your own towel or borrow one of ours. Changing rooms, lockers and showers are available., FREE

French & MottersheadWaterborne

  • Sat 24 – Sun 25 Nov

    Leeds Dock

Hourly sailings between 12-8pm

Diverse ActionsCritical Writing Workshop

  • Sun 25 Nov

    Live Art Bistro


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