Lauren Velvick – The Expanded City

Lauren Velvick was commissioned as a writer to report on, and respond to The Expanded City, as well as undertaking her own research. As part of her research, Velvick  focused on the ‘employment area’ to the North East of Preston’s city centre, which features what artist Robert Smithson called ‘nowhere monuments’. She was interested in recording how the use and character of this site will change as the amenities, such as coffee shops and convenience stores increase, while the wastelands currently used for play and rebellion are built over.