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Symposium: Art of the Edgelands


Saturday, 26 April 2014 from 10:00 to 16:00 (BST)

Symposium: Art of the Edgelands

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This interdisciplinary symposium will consider the significance of ‘edgelands’ and other marginal spaces, neither urban nor rural, as sites for artistic inquiry, and as cultural spaces. Spacex’s current exhibition ‘Soft Estate’ (open until Saturday 3 May 2014) features artworks exploring the marginal spaces of contemporary motorway landscapes.

Defined as a type of terrain ‘apparently unplanned, certainly uncelebrated and largely incomprehensible’ by environmentalist Marion Shoard, ‘edgelands’ have frequently been a source of inspiration for artists and writers. 

Symposium speakers include Edward Chell, academic and lead artist of Spacex's current exhibition 'Soft Estate'; Dr. Caitlan DeSilvey, geographer and senior lecturer in Environmental Social Science, University of Exeter; Laura Oldfield Ford, artist and psycho-geographer; Joanne Lee, artist, writer, publisher and senior lecturer in Fine Art, Nottingham Trent University; Dr Jos Smith, associate research fellow, University of Exeter.   

A light lunch can be pre-booked for £4.89.

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When & Where

Exploration Lab 1
The Forum
Stocker Road, University of Exeter
Exeter, Devon EX4 4SZ

Saturday, 26 April 2014 from 10:00 to 16:00 (BST)

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Spacex is a contemporary visual arts organisation located in Exeter. We encourage public engagement with the latest developments in contemporary art through exhibitions, projects, events and activities.

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