you have paid your
debts, and made your will, and
settled all your affairs, and are a free man, then you are ready for a
to our website.
r u r a l r e c r e a t i o n is
a grassroots campaigning body set up to put forward new social visions
of the rural, exploring
what the rural means to people in the countryside, to
in the cities, suburbs and subrurs.
particularly interested in expanding the borders of accessibility,
environmentalism & inclusivity and do so through action
projects, both without
with authority, community and agency.
the links on this page to find out what we're up to and if
you'd like to get involved please contact us or
subscribe to our mailing list.
our new safety device, an automatic portable
lifeguards chair for wild swimmers, makes its debut in a pop up lido at
Open Space is an initiative of the Dorset Design and Heritage
Forum, curated by Alex Murdin which aims to develop a
programme of strategic public art projects at the
forefront of a new rural cultural agenda. Artists involved include
Michael Pinsky, London Fieldworks, Anna Best, Simon Pirie and
ZMMA architects. Project info here.
conference looking at the
contribution of artists, architects and designers to public and private
and spaces at a time of radical change for rural counties and their
Key themes of the conference were: Localism, enabling
community planning and
enhancing housing projects; creating
intergenerational, common spaces in the countryside; enhancing
landscapes/roadscapes and relational infrastructure; tourism, heritage
interpretation and public space in market towns and villages.
Contributions from Professor Malcolm Miles, Oliver Letwin MP, Maggie
Bolt, Stephen Ratcliffe - includes Art by Committee gameshow by The
structure on the edge...
Working with Mike Cox and Nick Childs from Childs Sulzmann,
ruralrecreation was shortlisted for the Structures on the Edge project
with Sun Stages.
reusing and recycling a finite
for the environmentally conscious
Free Sea Life - non-native cafe design
visit to the oxymoron of sustainable tourism
the pikes without pain
to Heaven, Golf of Ilfracombe...