Free Public Art Podcast

13 Mar 2009 – 13 Mar 2010

Preston, United Kingdom


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The first in a series of talks, which explore issues of urban regeneration, architecture and public art commissioning, is now available to download as a free podcast from iTunes, or to watch online at Since 2004, Preston's public art initiative, In Certain Places has hosted 20 talks by artists, architects, local historians, urban theorists and cultural sociologists, which have sparked discussion about the future of the city and the role of art within regeneration schemes. Beginning in March 2009, In Certain Places will release one talk every month from the Talks and Debates archive, which includes speakers such as landscape architect Charles Jencks, cultural sociologist Monica Degen, urban theorist Iain Borden and artist John Newling. The first podcast, entitled Local Colour, is a performative lecture by artist Becky Shaw, which took place in November 2008 and draws together the starting points, experiences and conclusions of a public art project that she developed for In Certain Places. To watch the Local Colour talk, or for details of how to subscribe to the podcast, please visit In Certain Places is a joint scheme between the Harris Museum & Art Gallery and the University of Central Lancashire, which actively explores how artists can work in the public realm, particularly in the context of urban regeneration, and how such activity can contribute to the creation of vibrant and engaging cities.


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