The Expanded City – Gavin Renshaw


As part of his research for The Expanded City, Gavin Renshaw has drawn on his interest in cycling and local knowledge to explore Preston’s formal and informal cycling infrastructure, as part of an ongoing artistic project. His activities have been presented in a number of formats, including a series of photographs and drawings of Preston, viewed from numerous points around its edges. Renshaw has described how this practice has been influenced by an interest in monumental architecture and town planning, as well as the use of forms of navigation that utilise landmarks rather than maps. In addition to visually recording his journeys, Renshaw has also drawn on the aesthetics of newspapers associated with bicycle racing, such as the Tour de France and Giro d’Italia, as well as the Clarion Cycling Club, to produce a publication, which will include a map of his routes from the city centre to its peripheries. The publication will be distributed for free as part of The Expanded City event on Friday 18th November.

Click here to view a video of Gavin Renshaw talking about his research as part of The Expanded City symposium in June 2016.

Click here to read The Expanded City publication.