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Stephanie Gavan – Metal New Artist Network Residency

Stephanie Gavan is a writer and a recent graduate of MA Writing at the Royal College of Art. Through fiction, non-fiction, and often a playful combination of both, her work interrogates the ways we are comprised by our pasts. With a particular interest in place writing, she explores how we are affected by the symbolic economies of the spaces we inhabit – be it through fashion, art, dialect or architecture. Stephanie’s writing has been featured in Dazed, The Quietus, Montez Press Radio, CIRCA, Corridor8 and The Double Negative amongst others. Since 2018, she’s written about mystics and popstars, hackers and high-streets, theorists and thin-places. 

During their residency, Stephanie is planning to develop the third chapter in a collection on contemporary ‘Scouse’ identity, cultural heritage, and the peripheral phenomena of cities. Part-memoir, part-social history, part- psychogeography, these texts meander through the multiple pasts, presents and futures contained within the city of Liverpool, and are animated by the many lives and voices that exist within them.

Metal is delighted to announce this residency as part of our Metal New Artist Network, which offered 6 opportunities for early career creatives. You can find out more about the Metal New Artist Network here.