and Grizedale Arts seek volunteers for project at The Architecture Foundation and Grizedale Arts are currently recruiting volunteers to contribute to Good News From Nowhere: Building in the Countryside, an exhibition and public events programme taking place this December in The AF Project Space.

Taking the form of a three-week live project, Good News From Nowhere: Building in the Countryside will combine debate, workshops, food and trade in a dynamic public forum for the discussion of rural architectural strategies.

Each week of the project will be organised around one of the three thematic blocks: Farms (farming and land-use), Shops (local production and trade), and Halls (buildings and public use), all of which are relevant across both urban and rural realms. The installation in the AF Project Space will combine a rotating themed display, presented alongside a permanent collection of live projects from both organisations. Accompanying events programme will explore new spatial concepts for the rural. and Grizedale Arts are looking for a small group of dedicated volunteers to help run the live programme in the AF Project Space during the period of 3 – 20 December.

Daily tasks will include introducing visitors to the exhibition and its various interactive elements; looking after the shops (Honest Shop, International Village Shop, Guest Shop); looking after the Bibliobox library and film programme; helping out and participating in the evening and Saturday afternoon events; running the London Larder cold platter service and International Schnaps Bar.

The project promises to be very engaged, communicative and active, and participating volunteers will be able to choose key projects and activities to be involved in.

Individuals with an interest in urban-rural issues, new spatial concepts and participatory projects are invited to join the Good News from Nowhere team on a voluntary basis for a minimum of 4 days.

Apply now for this exciting and unique opportunity to get involved with the live projects and practices of and Grizedale Arts!

To apply, please send an email with a biography and a 150-word paragraph about why you are interested in the project to Kathrin Böhm with the subject heading “Building in the Countryside Volunteer", by midday on Monday 11 November 2013.