The Field Commission: Launch and Artist Talk with Asad Raza

5 – 6pm

Grand Union


122 Fazeley Street, B5 5RT, Grand Union Canal (adjacent to Junction Works)

Please note: event outdoors, booking not essential.

Join us on Digbeth First Friday, 5 – 6pm for an introduction to the first Field Commission with artist Asad Raza.

Since 2019 Grand Union has been working on the refurbishment of Junction Works, the former Canal Offices in Digbeth. Artist duo Cooking Sections have been guiding this process through their interventions on the site in their Empire Remains Shop programme. The next phase of this project is The Field Commission: the adoption of a canalside field site for twelve-month artistic commissions in collaboration with Canal and River Trust.

In this informal talk, Asad will introduce Reabsorption, a new work focussing on a unique form of soil remediation. Working with soil scientists, architects, and community members, Asad is continuing to study the existing soil to determine its toxicity and created a recipe for a ‘neosoil’ specifically designed to dilute this toxicity.


Grand Union

19 Minerva Works
Fazeley Street
B5 5RS