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Re-imagining Rurality
Re-imagining Rurality

SSG were invited to participate in the Re-imagining Rurality conference and exhibition at Westminster University last week: SITE/SEAL/GESTURE: reimagining the defensive architectures of the south east coast Site/Seal/Gesture traces itineraries between defensive structures built, re-used and abandoned along the Thames estuary and south east coast over the last 300 years. Our sites are peppered along […]

Reconfiguring Ruins
Reconfiguring Ruins

We were invited to participate in a 2 day Reconfiguring Ruins: Materialities, Processes and Mediations workshop at the Museum of London Archaeology and to present early work on our Site_Seal_Gesture project for PublicArchaeology2015. Ruins of Defensive Architectures: Dwellings, Tombs and Monuments Rupert Griffiths and Lia Wei The abandoned forts, bunkers and sound mirrors left by […]

Wasteland – Vittoria Di Palma
Wasteland - Vittoria Di Palma

Vittoria De Palma’s recent book is a valuable contribution to the history of the wasteland. It nudges the wasteland out of the familiar territory of urban and peri-urban post-industrial landscape and into a period before industrialisation and mass urbanisation, a period where the seeds of these processes were being sown. Here it is ‘nature’ that […]

SSG and Public Archaeology 2015
SSG and Public Archaeology 2015

SSG is a collaboration between archaeologist Lia Wei and myself. It started in response to an invitation to contribute to Public Archaeology 2015, a project aimed at creating public engagement with archaeology through a series of collaborations between archaeologists and non-archaeologists. We’re working together here as artist-ethnographers, mapping, documenting and temporarily living in abandoned military […]

Uncanny Landscapes – call for papers
Uncanny Landscapes - call for papers

Uncanny Landscapes 4th-8th March 2013 www.uncannylandscapes.wordpress.com Uncanny landscapes is an exhibition, workshop and conference which brings together artists and academics whose work addresses ambiguity between subject, object and landscape relations. The uncanny (unheimlich) was perhaps most famously sketched out by Freud (1919). Defined as ‘”everything that ought to have remained secret and hidden but has […]

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