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New Frontiers: Edgeland aesthetics, Garden Cities and New Towns

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New Frontiers: Edgeland aesthetics, Garden Cities and New Towns

Opening: 23/07/16 1:30 PM – 3:00 PM

Visual Artist Marc Atkinson discusses his current exhibition ‘Resident’ of video and photography documenting the outer edge of Peterborough.

Celebrated writer and historian Ken Worpole (New Jerusalem:The Good City and the Good Society & The New English Landscape), will discuss the role of landscape as heritage, as a rich pictorial tradition in art, as an ecology, and, perhaps most importantly, as a site of crucial contemporary debates about the value and meaning of place in a modern, post-industrial society. He will also reflect on the history of garden cities and new towns, and the political and social factors that continue to shape and influence communities.

An opportunity for discussion will follow the talks on how future planning policies could better reflect the needs of our diverse and fast moving society.

The talk forms part of the group exhibition Resident, which will also be open and free to the public. Book your free place here.

‘For many years, Ken Worpole has been one of the shrewdest and sharpest observers of the English social landscape’.

The Independent

Supported by Arts Council England, Metal and Vivacity.

Location:

City Gallery
Priestgate
Peterborough
PE1 1LF

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