14 September 2017
Designing in edge locations
As part of the Folkestone Triennial 2017, Ooze spoke at the symposium 'EDGE: Situated Practice in Art, Architecture and Urbanism' on Thursday 14th September at UCL in London.
The trio of day-long symposia, explored the concept of situated practice in contemporary art, architecture and urbanism. The events brought together practitioners and thinkers at three ‘edge’ locations connected by the High Speed 1 railway, which acts as a geographical link and embodies ideas associated with community, connectivity and escapism.
Ooze spoke at the first event, which considered Bloomsbury and King's Cross as 'edge' locations. The Gower Street campus of UCL was planned and built on the urban/rural edge of nineteenth-century London, a 'learning' gateway through which generations of students have now passed, and one which now runs up against the King's Cross development, conceived as a mix of ‘knowledge gateway’ with transport gateway.
The event was organised by the UCL Urban Laboratory and Folkestone Triennial 2017, with additional support from the Slade School of Fine Art, UCL and The Bartlett School of Architecture, UCL.