Place Beyond Place

Place Beyond Place was a one-day symposium for urban planners, artists, public art commissioners, architects, urban designers and other people with an interest in cities.

Inspired by the geographer Doreen Massey’s “politics of place beyond place”, in which, rather than a bounded locality, the city is understood as the product and producer of global relations, the symposium examined the relationship between the local and the global.

Hosted in an empty shop, the event included presentations by artist Loraine Leeson and urban theorist Paul Goodwin, alongside tours of the city by artists Rebecca Chesney, William Titley, Catriona Stamp and Keeper of History at the Harris Museum & Art Gallery, Emma Heslewood.