I am looking at how participation in emerging 'site-specific' art practices might change the way in which people articulate their relationship with urban sites of regeneration; how people remember these places and reimagine their future.
The PhD proposes a creative research methodology, tested through collaborations with contemporary 'site-specific' performance practitioners.
KEYWORDS: Mapping - regeneration - site / site-specific - location / locative - performance / performative - storytelling - audience / participant / participatory - agency - urban / urbanism - interstice / interstitial - forgotten spaces - thirdspace - creative / arts-informed methods - collaborative - methodology.
Occasional thoughts on architecture, technology, art, cycling and (sorry) football
I wanted to celebrate the Tour de France coming to Yorkshire and arriving into the north of Sheffield after seeing the route come right through my neighbourhood (Pitsmoor).
The postcards + posters paid homage to some of the vintage Tour posters and memorabilia, and depict some of the often-overlooked landmarks of the city.
A 2012 RECITE collaboration with theatre Producers The Blue Shed and Sheffield Theatres. As part of the 'Port of Sheffield' project, RECITE have collaborated on the research and design of an interactive digital trail along the Sheffield and Tinsley canal. The trail is launched on September 21st as part of the University of Sheffield Festival of the Mind
Funded by the Cross-cutting Directors of Research and Innovation Network Scholarships in Digital World, my PhD is part of RECITE - an interdisciplinary network researching digital/web-based creativity across performance, architecture and computer science.
A prototype locative intervention for the Common Grounds Colloquium, designed and implemented using the social media locative storytelling app ‘Broadcastr’
In May 2011 I worked alongside theatre-makers Slung Low, documenting their project 'Mapping the City in Hull. This website (now archived) was made to collect audience response to the performance.
Contribution to the 'Re-imagined Libraries' project by Charlotte Morgan at Sheffield Site Gallery, Feb 2012.
The distinctive sharrow action group local community group that shares an interest in sharrow’s built environment, its places, spaces and connections and want to act using their skills, knowledge and networks.
Sometimes I also design buildings!
Between 2010-11 I completed the architectural design work for a couple of house extensions for private clients.
MArch project from 2008 that led up to (in a roundabout way) the current PhD project.