Playing in Urban Places

John Wild will be performing + speaking at: -

Playing in Urban Places
3 October 9am – 5pm (followed by an evening reception)

This seminar seeks to investigate the creative ways that a city is uncovered and discovered, while generating a platform for discussion and debate around the experience of interacting with location. Using the work of Alex Hartley as a contextual springboard the day will become a stimulating event to explore creative and innovative engagement with the urban.

This is a seminar for artists, architects, curators, educators, students, and those working in related fields of geography, urban planning, literacy, and so forth.

The day will showcase an international selection of researchers and artists through paper presentations, interactive installation, sound, video and performances, on the following themes:

Innovative engagements between art and architecture
Navigating places, paths and barriers
Subversive and transgressive acts to take back the city
Chair: Professor Guy Julier –Architecture, Landscape & Design, Leeds Metropolitan University

Keynote Speaker: Dr Quentin Stevens – Senior Lecturer Urban Design
The Bartlett School of Planning, UCL. Playing with the Potential of Public Spaces

Sarah Butler
Dr John Crossley – Leeds University
Matt Delbridge – University of London
Marianna & Daniel O’Reilly
Laura Robinson & Dr Liz Stirling – Leeds Metropolitan University
Victoria Stanton
Varsity of Manoeuvres - Birgit Binder & Jorda Planellas
John Wild -

£75/£45 concessions (lunch and evening reception included). To book please call our box office on 0113 812 5998.

Go to our education page to download more details about the speakers involved.