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Ceramic City - Design for Public Space

9th and 10th October 2009, Potteries Museum & Art Gallery, Stoke-on-Trent, ST1 3DW

This two day event, organised by Art and Architecture Journal in partnership with the British Ceramics Biennial, looks at how ceramic artists can work within the public realm with European and international case studies and discussions on the role and practice of artists in culture led regeneration.

Highlights include:

  • North Staffordshire Regeneration Partnership perspective on investment in the arts as a catalyst for change.
  • Exploring the impact of the process of transition from heavy resource-intensive production to innovation-driven and high technology systems on the communities of the Potteries.
  • Guerrilla Ceramics: Artists projects as subversive, covert, surprising and unexpected - to encourage the widest of responses pushing at the edges of people's perceptions of the medium of ceramics.
  • Walls for Ideas: International ceramic projects promoting social change and human rights through the arts.
  • Art and design have become strong forces in the interaction between 'artists' and 'community' and are at the heart of public engagement and cultural democracy.
  • The city as innovator: Integrating art and design and ceramic materials into urban projects through experimental construction, decoration of facades, embellishment of public spaces, signage and urban furniture.

Standard Rate Day 1: Ceramic City conference £150
Concessionary Rate Day 1: Ceramic City conference £110
Day 2: British Ceramics Biennial bus tour £20
The fee is inclusive of refreshments, lunch and conference documentation. VAT is not charged for this event.

For the full programme and booking form please click here.(527 KB)