Lie of the Land symposium, Wed 16th May 2018

Lie of the Land

Weds 16th May
10am – 4pm (bus pick up from Preston Railway Station at 9am and drop off after 4pm)
Bartle Hall, Preston
£10 (a limited number of free tickets are also available)
Click here to book a place

In Certain Places invite you to take part in Lie of the Land – a day of artworks, presentations and conversations about our relationship to the land. Drawing on research undertaken by artists in The Expanded City programme, the symposium will explore how our everyday lives are shaped by the ownership, management and development of land.

The day will feature talks by journalist and author Peter Hetherington and artist Julia Heslop. It will also include a bus tour around some of The Expanded City sites, and the distribution of a limited-edition map of the project. The symposium will take place at Bartle Hall, Preston, and a bus will collect participants from Preston Railway Station, and return there following the event.

Tickets are £10 and include a sit-down lunch and bus travel. A limited number of free tickets are also available for self employed artists, Preston residents and students. Please email info@incertainplaces.org to apply for a free place.

About the Expanded City

The Expanded City is a three-year programme of artistic research, interventions and events, designed to inform a series of planned infrastructure projects on the outskirts of Preston. Part of Preston’s ‘City Deal’ – a central government initiative which aims to encourage economic growth by addressing strategic infrastructure challenges – the scheme includes the creation of over 17,000 houses as well as new roads and amenities.

Following an invitation by Preston City Council to contribute to their plans, In Certain Places has been working with artists Gavin RenshawEmily SpeedOlivia KeithLauren VelvickIan Nesbitt and Ruth Levene, and multi-disciplinary design group The Decorators to explore the existing characteristics of the development areas, raise questions and offer suggestions for the future of these places. The Lie of the Land symposium will present some of the artists’ key insights and observations, providing a snapshot of the project to date, and encourage discussion about wider issues of urban planning and policy.