The PLaCE Research Centre is running two workshops;

'Catchment' workshop is intended to contribute to our developing working relationship with both Bristol City Council and with members of the international Mapping Spectral Traces Network with a particular interest in water issues and bio-regions and to launch a new international network.

PlaCE/Mapping Spectral Traces workshop is intended to develop and broaden the ongoing conversation between PLaCE/LAND2 and members of the international Mapping Spectral Traces network of artists, landscape designers, performers and academics working in the emergent fields of Memory and Landscape Studies.





















'Catchment' Workshop - 23rd March 2011


Room 1C
Create Centre
B Bond Warehouse
Smeaton Road
Bristol
BS1 6XN

This workshop for 20 invited participants is intended to contribute to our developing working relationship with both Bristol City Council and with members of the international Mapping Spectral Traces Network with a particular interest in water issues and bio-regions. 


The workshop is intended to launch a new international network for creative practitioners interested in working with professionals, particularly those in the Public Sector, concerned with generating better geo-regional awareness of hydrological realities and their connections to broader social issues. 


PLaCE is initiating this process because we believe our engagement in ‘deep mapping’ and related creative methodologies makes us very well placed to help raise awareness in this field. The purpose of the day is to start to identify and share innovative good practice with a view to developing common understandings. We hope that the workshop will provide a basis for collaborative projects and one or more bids for funding to take the new network forward in practical terms, both regionally and in an international context.


Links to speakers:
Steven Sodek, Flood Risk Manager, Bristol City Council
Dr Chad Staddon, Senior Lecturer in Human Geography, The University of the West of England
Simon Read, Visual Artist
Patrick Dillon, Emeritus Professor, University of Exeter
Dr Owain Jones, Senior Research Fellow at Countryside & Community Research Institute
Christine Baeumler, Associate Professor, University of Minnesota
Antony Lyons, Artist/Environmental Scientist/Landscape Designer
Margaret Cogswell, Guggenheim Fellow 2009


Catchment Timetable:
9.30: Victoria Walters (Housekeeping) and Iain Biggs (Introduction / timekeeping) 
9.45: Christine Baeumler 
10.10: Steven Sodek 
10.35 Antony Lyons 
11.00-11.30: Coffee
11.30: Chad Standdon  
11.55: Simon Reed 
12.20: Owain Jones 
12.45–13.15: Morning session of open discussion (Chair: Patrick Dillon)
13.15–14.00: Lunch
14.00: Antony Lyons 
14.25: Margaret Cogswell 
14.55: Patrick Dillon 
15.20–15.45: Tea
15.45–16.20: Afternoon session of open discussion (Chair: Gini Lee)
16.20-16.30 Thanks – Iain Biggs