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OOZE is an international design practice operating between the fields of art, architecture and urbanism.

EDGE Lecture - UCL London

26 August 2017

Ooze will be speaking 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, presented as part of Folkestone Triennial 2017, explores the concept of situated practice in contemporary art, architecture and urbanism. The events bring together practitioners and thinkers at three ‘edge’ locations connected by the High Speed 1 railway, which acts a geographical link and embodies ideas associated with community, connectivity and escapism.

Ooze will be speaking at the first event, which considers 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 is 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.

King's Cross Pond Club

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Model of the King's Cross Pond Club project, located in the transforming 'edge' location of King's Cross, London © Ooze