Previews & Talks

Distilling Language

Resource Room

Join artist Owen Griffiths and special guests Gentle/Radical for a workshop to close HARVEST, the temporary open-air meeting and learning space at The Edge, created using straw bales as building blocks.

The workshop will look at quotes connected to housing, capitalism, education and austerity in response to the ideas explored during the architecture season at The Edge, and within the landscape of the university as a walled city.

Together we will analyze these texts through creative means, breaking them down by looking at the terms and ideas investigated, and make some visual and written creative responses to them. We will explore ideas of distilling, reclaiming and re-activating terminology and words as a poetic, political and creative action. The responses and work generated will become part of a publication dedicated to the ideas, thoughts and writing developed within the workshop.All participants will receive a copy of the resulting publication.


Owen Griffiths is an MFA graduate of the School of Walls and Space at the Royal Danish Academy of Fine Arts, Copenhagen. He is a British Council USA Fellow (2014) and Creative Wales Ambassador (2016-17). His work is engaged in redeveloping a new sense of urban vernacular, community and collaboratively led research as an antidote to normative and capitalist led approach to place. His practice examines issues of land, food, social justice, community, civic design and co-authorship. In 2012 he established Vetch Veg, an edible land project in Swansea, commissioned by Adain/Avion, Cultural Olympiad.

Gentle/Radical is a grassroots cultural organisation and platform for radical thinking, creative practice and social change. Gentle/Radical are based in Wales.