Ruins in Reverse

Lauren Velvick

Location: North East Preston Employment Area
Year: 2016

Lauren Velvick was commissioned as a writer to report on and respond to The Expanded City project, as well as undertaking her own research. For this, 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.

Partners: Preston City Council, City Deal
Funders: Arts Council of England, Preston City Council, City Deal

In Certain Places

VB005A, Victoria Building
University of Central Lancashire
Preston, PR1 2HE