• This book is the latest project within the wider Practising Place programme, which explores our relationship with place through a collection of co-authored texts, visual essays, creative projects and conversations between artists and academics.

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  • The Expanded City is a three-year programme of artistic research, interventions and events, designed to inform a series of planned infrastructure projects on the outskirts of Preston. Part of Preston’s ‘City Deal’ – a central government initiative which aims to encourage economic growth by addressing strategic infrastructure challenges – the scheme includes the creation of over 5,000 houses as well as new roads and amenities.
  • Published as limited-edition zines, Time Travel features the work of artists Chester Tenneson and Steph Fletcher, whose projects ‘twentyfourzero‘ and ‘Outward journeys must not be in the past‘ consisted of a series of urban interventions and events in Preston City Centre.
  • Homing

    Homing is a sound art work created by artists Jen Southern and Sam Thulin with the Media Innovation Studio at the University of Central Lancashire.
  • The Expanded City is a programme of research-based public artworks, curated by In Certain Places at the University of Central Lancashire, Preston, UK. Developed in response to an invitation from Preston City Council, and supported by Arts Council England, The Expanded City will inform a programme of infrastructure projects on the outskirts of the city proposed by a £430m City Deal Scheme.
  • East [hyphen] West, Sound Impressions of Istanbul, by Magda Stawarska-Beavan, it is a double limited edition vinyl recording with an artist’s book. Through text, image and audio recordings, it maps the shifting sonic and visual landscape of Istanbul at a specific point in time, exploring the cultural complexities of a city where the boundaries of ‘West’ and ‘East are reflected in its sights and soundscape.
  • Subplots to a City: Ten Years of In Certain Places book explores how In Certain Places has developed new approaches to art, culture and urban development since its inception in 2003.
  • The Preston Market Mystery Project publication documents the project of the same name, which was commissioned by In Certain Places in 2006. This beautiful hardback book includes photographs of the project, transcriptions of 280 mysteries collected during the project, and diagrams of their statistical analysis.
  • An artist’s interpretation of a novel. This book accompanies Lisa Wigham’s installation The Waiting Room, which was commissioned for Preston Guild 2012. Set in the British Isles in the early 20th century, this book charts a voyage through the mundane and the sensational.

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