Land Use Poetics
Date 2010/3/23 12:14:02 | Topic: Crate Programme
SUNDAY 28 March 2010 11am - 3pm
Land Use Poetics is an international workshop and an exhibition about spatial practices, technologies and imaginaries.
During an intense four day workshop ten artists and researchers from around Europe will gather in Thanet for an improvised field study of its everyday environs.
A year ago, in March 2009, a first phase of the project was pursued in Thanet’s twin region and former Viking land, the historically complex and now intensely exploited landscape on the border between Sweden and Denmark, in this case more precisely the area around the Swedish cities of Malmö and Lund (historical Denmark), resulting in an exhibition at The Museum of Sketches, Lund.
This second phase of the project takes the landscape around Margate, Broadstairs and Ramsgate as a starting point. Through walks, observations, interviews, or other more or less artistically influenced methods – the group will attempt to explore, understand, map out and scrutinize the area and its different forms of land uses, the tentative result of which will be made public at an open event at Crate Space in Margate, Sunday the 28th of March, from 11am.
Land Use Poetics will also be presented in a publication, to be released in 2011.
The project is pursued with the support of
The Swedish research Councils FORMAS and Riksbankens Jubileumsfond;
UCL, Bartlett School of Architecture, and Crate Space, Margate.
Participating artists and researchers:
Kerstin Ergenzinger; Bremen, Germany
Nigel Green & Robin Wilson
Maria Hellström Reimer, Malmö, Sweden
Rona Lee, London
Gunnar Sandin, Malmö, Sweden
Staffan Schmidt, Malmö, Sweden
For more information,
Maria Hellström Reimer, coordinator +46 708 77 27 66