Landscaping Change: STREETS
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Date(s) - Thu 21 January
6:45 pm - 9:30 pm




An arts and research event focusing on urban place-making, community arts and activism, housing and the built environment.

Cara Courage // Edmund Hardy // Holly Corfield Carr

All events are free and are part of the series Landscaping Change: There will be free refreshments (wine + soft drinks + water, of course) and plenty of time for discussion, exchange and making connections.

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Confirmed Speakers

HOLLY CORFIELD CARR is a poet and researcher working on site-specific practices in contemporary writing. Her poems have appeared on a passenger ferry in Bristol Floating Harbour, a guard tower on the Antrim Coast and the Portwall Lane car park as part of the public soundwork MISSORTS. A pamphlet, documenting a series of performances in an eighteenth-century crystal grotto, was commissioned as part of the 2014 Bristol Biennial and published by Spike Island where she worked as writer-in-residence in 2013. She received the Frieze Writer’s Prize in 2015 and an Eric Gregory Award from the Society of Authors in 2012.

CARA COURAGE is an arts consultant, writer/commentator, curator and project manager with a professional background of 20 years, and a final year placemaking PhD candidate at University of Brighton. Cara’s research interests span the arts and the urban, in relation to co-production, arts practice and process agencies, civic participation and social movements and the arts and city space and place. Cara is a member of the Placemaking Leadership Council, Fellow of the RSA and Academician of Academy of Urbanism and co-founder/editor of architecture publication EDGEcondition and of social practice arts journal BLINDFIELD and writes for the national and sector media.

EDMUND HARDY co-runs magazines Capsule Editions & Intercapillary Space. His book, Complex Crosses (published 2014, Contraband Books), is an experimental critical history of poetry from Homer to the present, focusing on the figure of chiasmus. He recently published a ballad for children in Cambridge Literary Review, as well as an essay on the political philology of democracy in Radical Philosophy magazine. He is currently also working on a comic dialogue novel of ‘sides’ and a travel-meditation on architecture and letters in the medieval landscape of the present.

Supported by the British Academy and Bath Spa University

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