‘Practising Place: Creative & Critical Reflections on Place’ – Featuring Joanne Lee

LEE Joanne - Practising Place book
Title:Practising Place: Creative & Critical Reflections on Place
Publisher: Corner House Publications
Elaine Speight
Artists:Rebecca Chesney, Amelia Crouch, David Jacques, Joanne Lee, Ruth Levene, Victoria Lucas, Ian Nesbitt, Emily Speed, Magda Stawarska-Beavan, Jenny Steele
Publication date:February 2019
Print ISBN:9781906832353
Format: 260mm x 205mm, illustrated softback
Number of pages:170

LEE Joanne - Practising Place book

“The Practising Place book explores our relationship with place through a collection of co-authored texts, visual essays, creative projects and conversations between artists and academics. Featuring new and existing artworks and covering a range of themes, including rural mythologies, urban noise, boundaries and seaside nostalgia, this highly visual book demonstrates the value of interdisciplinary discourse and presents an approach to the study of place as a creative and critical practice. The publication, which features a foreword by Lubaina Himid CBE, includes creative explorations of places across the north of England – including a Cumbrian Center Parcs resort, Stanlow Oil Refinery, working-men’s clubs, Manchester Central Library and the edgelands of Preston and Sheffield ­– as well as more general themes, such as urban planning and digital space. The book is the latest project within the wider Practising Place programme, which explores the meanings and production of places through interdisciplinary conversations. Since 2013, the programme has developed relationships between artists and academics from fields such as human geography, landscape archaeology, history and sociology, with a view to generating new understandings of places through the sharing of ideas and approaches.”