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Spoken Word event with Iain Sinclair and Nick Papadimitriou
Thu 8 June 2017, 18:00 – 20:00 BST
'In Conversation' evening with Iain Sinclair and Nick Papadimitriou.
Ian Sinclair and Nick Papadimitriou, writers on the wastelands and edgelands of Britain, will be talking about their work, followed by a Q&A
Iain Sinclair is best known for his book London Orbital, an account of his walking and exploring the terrain close by the M25. Iain is a prolific writer of both fiction and non-fiction and has presented a number of films for TV and cinema.
Nick Papadimitriou's exploratory walks led him to coin the phrase 'Deep Topography', an amalgam of writing and observation. His much-acclaimed Scarp is a survey of the northern edges of London. Nick is the subject fo John Roger's film The London Perambulator.
This spoken event is part of the Edgelands exhibition opening at the Alison Richard Building. The exhibition opening will begin at 18:00 with a dance performance in the atrium by LKR & Co, choreographed by Lizzi Kew Ross with music composed by Michael Berkeley. Following on from that, the spoken word event will begin at 19:00.
Edgelands presents the work of six visual artists who explore and document the wastelands and the neglected environs to be found on the margins of urban living. Housing estates, out of town retail parks and industrial areas, these spaces are the great "unnamed and ignored landscapes…places where our slipstream has created a zone of inattention" and yet where all manner of interest and beauty thrive. The artists are Day Bowman, Dan Coombs, Marguerite Horner, Barbara Howey, Lee Maelzer and Sean Williams.
The exhibition will run until 28 July 2017, with works displayed on all floors of the building.