The first event in a three-part series collaboration between the Folkestone Triennial 2017 and University College London. The series brings together practitioners and thinkers at three 'edge' locations connected by the High Speed 1 railway to consider creative place-making, arts-led urbanism, and the use of interstitial spaces in the city.
For the first event, we consider 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.
Keynote: Jeremy Deller
Lectures: Marjetica Potrc and OOZE, Matthew Beaumont, Jan Kattein, and Rebecca Ross
Masterclasses: Samson Kambalu, Gary Woodley, Florian Roithmayr, Leah Lovett, and Katy Beinart