Stuff & Things

I went to the woods because I wished to live deliberately, to front only the essential facts of life, and see if I could not learn what it had to teach, and not, when I came to die, discover that I had not lived.
Henry David Thoreau
Who lived in his shed for 2 years, 2 months and 2 days



The Philosophy Shed is an engaging and thought provoking sound installation which transforms a simple shed into a workshop for the mind.

We all need a place to think, a place where we can find the time and space to be with our thoughts and do a bit of mental pottering. At Stuff and Things, we believe that a simple shed can be that space, and if that’s the case, then why shouldn’t that shed also be a place to meet great philosophers? A place to hear wise words, to listen to the stories of the great thinkers, to ponder the bigger picture in a smaller space.

Contains work by and about (click to listen)Robert M Pirsig, Alan Watts, Philomena Cunk, Descartes, The speed of gravity, The double slits experiment, William Shatner on space timeBaz Luhrmann, Nietzsche, Art ….. and much more.

Operated with a simple push button, The Philosophy Shed is suitable for any event wishing to create a contemplative corner. The basic shed design is simple and uncomplicated, but with eye-catching signage. We are also happy to feature themed décor and artwork, if you have an idea then we will be happy to talk about how we can realise your concept. For information on earlier Philosophy Shed Commissions, please click here.

The Philosophy Shed is a self-contained sound installation, battery powered and using our acclaimed Stuff and Things audiObscura sound technology to deliver high quality audio content. Installation running time is provisionally 4 to 6 hours, but can be tailored to suit specific requirements. For more details, or to discuss your ideas, please contact us.

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