Log Book seeks to reconnect British people with the nation’s woodlands and with the lives and skills of those who work in them through living performance.
“Woodlands used to be a massive part of life. Every town, village and city relied on timber for building homes, heating homes, foraging, medicine and myths. Many people were employed by woodland industry and craft.”
Log Book has been commissioned on the 800th Anniversary of The Charter of the Forest, a companion document to Magna Carta, to celebrate the launch of a new Charter for Trees, Woods and People, led by the Woodland Trust. The new charter will be displayed alongside the Magna Carta and Charter of the Forest at Lincoln Castle from 6th November.
As part of Log Book, Assemble will present an informal lunchtime discussion bringing together an unusual mix of people whose lives, jobs and thoughts are interwoven with our woodlands and the ways we use them.
Log Book is a co-commission between the Woodland Trust, Common Ground, Threshold Studios and Lincoln Cathedral
Assemble are a collective based in London who work across the fields of art, architecture and design. They began working together in 2010 and are comprised of 18 members.
Assemble’s working practice seeks to address the typical disconnection between the public and the process by which places are made. Assemble champion a working practice that is interdependent and collaborative, seeking to actively involve the public as both participant and collaborator in the on-going realisation of the work.