The Jetty Project
|6 March 2014
|10:00 - 18:00
|What is it:
|Manchester Urban Institute
|Who is it for:
Professor Simon Guy and Dr. Angela Connelly are undertaking The Jetty-Project, a research collaboration with Newcastle University with the aim of understanding:
How can a practice-led fine art project meaningfully contribute to the multi-layered debate around sustainability in the urban realm?
As part of this, a one day international symposium will be held at the Baltic Centre for Contemporary Arts in Gateshead in which we invite you to contribute to the discussion around art and sustainability. Bringing together artists, architects, social scientists and the public, the symposium will address the above question and provoke both professional and public debate around the complex sustainability endeavor and its sometimes contradictory environmental, social and economic agendas. The keynote address will be delivered by Marco Casagrande, recipient of the 2013 European Prize for Architecture.
The Jetty-Project Symposium is part of the wider, Arts and Humanities Research Council (AHRC) funded Jetty-Project, which uses the development and realisation of temporary art installations by Wolfgang Weileder as a catalyst for the debate around sustainability. Of architectural scale, the artworks will take as their context Dunston Staiths, a Grade II listed structure and scheduled monument, located on the south bank of the River Tyne in Newcastle Gateshead. Dunston Staiths is owned by the Tyne and Wear Building Preservation Trust and is considered to be of international historic and ecological significance.
The event is free and lunch will be provided.
Please reserve your place by emailing: firstname.lastname@example.org
Travel and Contact Information
BALTIC Centre for Contemporary Art