Nostalgic Landscapes explored perceptions of the British seaside, through examples of artist Jenny Steele and tourism lecturer David Jarratt’s academic and creative research. Referencing traditional seaside locations, such as the North West resorts of Morecambe and Blackpool, Steele and Jarratt discussed the significance of such places within the creation of individual and collective identities, and the importance of reminiscence to their enduring appeal. In particular, they examined the role of nostalgia within cultural constructions of seaside places, and discussed how this may be considered to be a productive, rather than passive phenomenon.
In Certain Places
VB005A, Victoria Building
University of Central Lancashire