Projects for Places writing workshop Natalie Bradbury, UCLan

Preston, November 2018

I was invited to lead a writing workshop for students on the Projects and Places pathway of the Fine Art Masters at the University of Central Lancashire, showing the different types of writing I have done, many of which share an interest in place, and the different forms and approaches I have used, from self-publishing ‘zines to collaborations, research projects and public events.

I took along lots of examples of publications which have inspired me, and we discussed what makes us hold on to or keep a publication in a world where we’re surrounded by printed matter and information.

What effect does good writing have on us – does it make us want to learn and research more, or go out and visit an exhibition or place?

We also discussed the form and function of art writing. How and where can you be critical, and who has the space to be critical? What is the role of conversation and dialogue in criticism?

 

Image: Natalie Bradbury, Elaine Speight

 

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