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Sarah Spanton is director of arts organisation Waymarking - www.waymarking.org.uk

Sensing the city; artists, embodiment and urban space #4

This is my final post on the Sensing the City Salon. My colleague, artist and academic researcher Dani Abulhawa spoke about her recent performance work ‘Feint Lines’ as well as earlier performance work. These pieces focus on issues of play in public … Continue reading

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Sensing the city; artists, embodiment and urban space #3

This is third post from the Sensing the City Salon is based on Sara Wookey’s presentation. Sara presented a series of works she undertook whilst living in Los Angeles between 2010 and 2014. A core theme was walking, which people experience very … Continue reading

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Sensing the city; artists, embodiment and urban space #2

My second post from the Sensing the City Salon focusses on Victoria Hunter’s presentation about her dance research work in the area of Raval in Barcelona, Spain. Where with a colleague Ana Moya Pellitero, she worked with a group of … Continue reading

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Sensing the city; artists, embodiment and urban space #1

I recently attended an event entitled Sensing the City Salon, at Coventry University, part of the research programme which is ‘Documenting and mapping the tempers of urban place (a practice-based case study of the city of Coventry)’, jointly led Warwick … Continue reading

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Making a difference: Bradford and Plymouth

I’ve been excited to meet and talk to individuals working against the odds in their towns to make a positive difference to their towns and small cities. Artists Jean McEwan and Chemaine Cooke of Wur Bradford (see June 18 blog post) … Continue reading

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Making a difference: Newcastle under Lyme and the 6 Potteries Towns

Following on from October’s blog, I’ve recently been listening to a couple of podcasts addressing issues relating to towns: Weekly Economics Podcast (from New Economics Foundation): Is it the end of the Road for the High Street? & Ed Miliband … Continue reading

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Making a difference in Plymouth, Newcastle Under Lyme, Bradford

This next couple of blog posts are some very early musings on the current relationship between towns and cities and highlights some learning and thinking I’ve been doing about this. As an adult I’ve always lived in big cities (Sheffield, … Continue reading

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