The Expanded City – Ian Nesbitt & Ruth Levene

For their research stage of The Expanded City project, artists Ian Nesbitt and Ruth Levene examined the topography and cultural landscape of Preston by walking and recording the city’s political boundary. Their observations and experiences, including the neglect and destruction of certain public rights of way and the transient nature of landscape due to development, farming and fracking in the area, formed the content for a performance lecture, which was presented during The Expanded City symposium in June 2016. This research will provide the starting point for a longer-term project, which will explore the possibility of making the Boundary Walk a ‘formal’ walk, and the different forms which this could take.

Click here to read The Expanded City publication.