David Rudlin’s published Dossier will be launched at a City Arcadia event soon. In the mean time see http://www.city-arcadia.co.uk for details of our O P E N call inviting ‘propositions’ like David Rudlin’s Looking & Seeing residency to take place between July this year and June 2016.
Last year I was fortunate to be an artist in residence for a week, something that planners don’t often get to do. This was part of The Arcadia programme in Coventry, curated by Laura Elliott and Michael Mayhew of Artspace. The outputs from the week have been published as a dossier based on the following text….
/ SOMETHING A BIT MORE MODERN
In 1940 the town planner Thomas Sharp was commissioned by Pelican books to produce a book simply called ‘Town Planning’. The aim of the Pelican imprint – which was owned by Penguin – was to ‘inform rather than entertain’ by exploring important issues of the day. ‘Town Planning’ sold more than 250,000 copies during the war, tapping into the concerns, of a significant number of people who shared its belief that; ‘town planning is an attempt to formulate the principles that should guide us in creating a civilised background for human…
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