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What is the artist’s role in the Built Environment? 

An important event that will bring together key speakers from across the UK to discuss issues around art in the built environment. 

In a context where regeneration and new building play a large part of our lives, artistic intervention is still often seen as an afterthought. What happens when creative thinkers become part of the process in the early stages of planning urban spaces? How do collaborations between planners, architects, communities and artists work best to generate shared sense of space?  

The symposium presents some key developments in the context of art and urban spaces, and some key debates. It will be of particular interest to artists, public art officers, urban planners, architects, regeneration officers, developers, communities experiencing the regeneration process and students with an interest in working in the built environment. 

The panel features:
Sans Façon: British Artist and French Architect partnership working on commissions in the public realm
Charles Quick: Artist, curator and lecturer of Fine Art at the University of Central Lancashire
Alastair Snow: Scheme Manager for Project – a national funding scheme to create a shared vision for public space 

The panel will present recent projects followed by discussion and debate with questions from the audience. 

The event is FREE - booking is essential.

  Art Gene What: Symposium, discussion and debate
: 16 Mar 2007, 2 - 5pm
Where: Art Gene, Bath Street
Barrow-in-Furness, LA14 5TY
Ticket reservations:
01229 825085
Further Information:
View the Art Gene Website