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Stoke-on-Trent
15 September - 15 October 2014

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How Near is Here?

Collective, Edinburgh
8 – 12 September

How Near is Here? is a collective enquiry centred on locality – a complex term that may refer to geographical surroundings, the people occupying an area, or the buildings and spaces that define it.

The programme brings together artists, arts organisations and academics working across the field of art and/in ‘the urban’, examining why locality is a contested and widespread concern now. Key questions posed will be ‘What constitutes the local now?’ and ‘What role does art (and culture) play in constructing a locality?’

Chloe Cooper will lead a collective exploration of an incident that occurred at a Chinese takeaway next to Whitstable railway station. Positioning architecture as a situated, embodied experience, we will consider the gendering of space and desire, the particular architectural qualities that enable glass to?act as a barrier between inside and outside and the ways in which we locate ourselves?in opposition to one another.

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