Artist Opportunity: Reconfiguring Ruins Workshop

The NewBridge Project invite artists to participate in a workshop as part of Reconfiguring Ruins: Materialities, Processes and Mediations.

This opportunity is for visual artists and filmmakers whose practice is concerned with the theme of ruins, or those who have an ambition to develop work that explores this theme.

Reconfiguring Ruins brings together the School of Advanced Study, University of London, the Open University, Newcastle University and Sheffield University, The NewBridge Project in Newcastle and the Museum of London Archaeology (MOLA) in London.

The workshop will include a series of talks, presentations and critical discussions, as well as two site visits to urban ruins, chosen for the contrast between their location and the different cultures that surround them.

The workshops will investigate how ruins are re-configured across time, space and media. The focus of the workshops and our wider research and practice will be on the following questions:

  • Is the lens through which we tend to see and encounter ruins Euro-centric? If so, how can different geographies contribute to a richer understanding of the other cultures around and the alternative natures of ruins?
  • Can the skills and approaches from different disciplines contribute to better understand the presence and the temporality of ruins? If so, what channels are commensurate with developing such understanding?

Monday 12th & Tuesday 13th January 2015 

Museum of London Archaeology (MOLA)

London Travel Bursaries available

Deadline: Tuesday 16th December 2014, 10am

For more information on Reconfiguring Ruins: Materialities, Processes and Mediations and details of how to apply please see the NewBridge Project website.