Landscape Research Group – Showcase Event at Greenwich

180430_LandscapeResearchShowcaseThe Landscape Research Group has partnered with the University of Greenwich for their second Landscape Research ‘showcase’ event. The event is free and open to the public.

Date: 17 May 2018, 6:30pm

Location: University of Greenwich, 10 Stockwell Street [Tessa Blackstone Lecture Theatre], London SE10 9BD

Register: https://lrgshowcase.eventbrite.co.uk 

This is the second of our Landscape Research ‘showcase’ events, featuring the projects of current and past grantees of the LRG Research Fund. Afterwards, there will be a chance to network with LRG members and directors over a glass or two of something nice!

  • John Angus, of contemporary art organisation StoreyG2 in Lancaster, received funding from LRG and the Arts Council of England in 2017 towards Landed (Cadastral Maps), a pilot for a project to produce artists’ cadastral maps (maps of landownership) showing current and historical landownership of a rural area of north Lancashire. The overall aim is to raise awareness and discussion of land ownership and its effects on people’s lives.
  • Ian Mell, based at the University of Manchester, is working on a project in Northern Ireland entitled Beyond the peace lines: exploring the impacts of landscape boundaries on social inclusion in Belfast. Among the aims of this multi-partner project is the examination of whether the historical physical boundaries associated with sectarian segregation in Belfast remain influential in how people engage with and value the city’s landscape.
  • Maria Pafi, based at Queen’s University Belfast, presents on her project Coastal landscapes and inclusive planning, which explores the production and consumption of coastal landscapes, with specific reference to the conflicting demands of ‘blue growth’ vs ‘wild scenery’ tourism on the West Coast of Ireland.
  • We are very excited to be joined also by Loretta Bosence, recent alumnus of the Department of Architecture and Landscape at Greenwich who has just set up a ‘design and making practice’ focusing on socially-engaged placemaking. Loretta won a prestigious LI Award last year for her Student Dissertation, Local code planning for the vernacular. This advocated the development of a Design Code for vernacular placemaking “to enable non-designer citizens to ‘own’, influence and physically change the places” in which they live.
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