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Book Launch: Towards a City Observatory

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City Observatory & City Dome

38 Calton HIll

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In 2018, Collective will open its new home – the restored City Observatory on Calton Hill, Edinburgh.

Reflecting on the long journey undertaken to reach this point, Towards a City Observatory: Constellations of art, collaboration and locality, is a new publication which invites artists, writers and thinkers to imagine a new kind of observatory, that brings people together through contemporary art.

The publication represents a moment of pause for Collective on the threshold of change and considers some of its pivotal projects from the past five years to inform the future. Towards a City Observatory features contributions from Charles Esche, Lesley Young, Simon Sheikh, Emma Hedditch, Wendelen van Oldenborough, Sharam Khosravi and many more of the peers who have helped to make Collective a plural entity since it was formed in 1984.

Join us as we launch Towards a City Observatory over a drink and panel Q&A with some of the contributors to the publication including editor and Director of Collective Kate Gray, artist/writer Emma Hedditch, curator/writer Jenny Richards, curator/teacher Lesley Young and panel Chair, Dominic Paterson, Lecturer in History of Art at Glasgow University. As part of Collective's 2017 summer school week, Ground Meets Horizon, the panel will discuss the key questions raised by the book and the summer school, which seeks to reconsider the contemporary panorama.

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