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In Certain Places Lecture - by artists Wouter Osterholt and Katja van Driel

Wednesday 23rd January 2013, 3.30pm

In Certain Places invites artists Wouter Osterholt and Katja van Driel to give a Special Guest Lecture

3.30pm Wednesday 23rd January 2013

Foster Building Lecture Theater 2 FBLT2
School of Art, Design and Performance
University of Central Lancashire
Preston PR1 2HE

Wouter Osterholt and Katja van Driel are international artists that work collaboratively, investigating the characteristics of particular places to understand how they function and analysing connections that link local interests and circumstances.

Through their work they offer insights into the influences and power structures that define the use of space and shape people’s lives. Their primary goal is to create a platform for reflection where sensitive topics and the unspoken hopes and dreams of communities can be questioned and discussed. In Preston, their project Open To Public (Claiming alternative space in the city) is an art project and platform that maps all the vacant and underused buildings in the city centre of Preston and through this aims to challenge the way we look at the city. Empty spaces provide an opportunity to talk about ideas for the city as well as to open up places for new communities to shape. The struggle for space is an important political conflict that makes power relations visible. The concern of the project Open to Public is to strengthen the role of the citizen in shaping their city by reflecting upon ways to get access to space and asking why it is denied. Click here for more information about their work.

This is a free public event.
All students and staff at UCLAN welcome.

Contact [email protected] for further information.