Good news and bad news

23 04 2010

There’s some good news and bad news regarding the Place Beyond Place event next week.  The bad news is that, due to the volcanic ash situation, Tim Cresswell,  who was due to return from the United States this week, will not be able to attend the event and sends his apologies to everyone.  However, the good news is that we have found a fantastic speaker to take his place.  Paul Goodwin, who is Curator of Cross Cultural Programmes at Tate Britain and Associate Research Fellow at Goldsmiths, has agreed to give a presentation about his research on Re-Visioning Black Urbanism, which explores new modes of inhabiting, imagining and making cities from progressive black and culturally diverse perspectives. His research critically examines the impact, contribution and engagement of black and minority ethnic communities with contemporary urbanism: the physical, economic, social, political and cultural environments in metropolitan areas.  We are delighted that Paul has agreed to speak and think that he will make a very valuable contribution to the day.

There has also been another slight change to the afternoon section of the programme.  Unfortunately, Nicola Martin is unable to lead the Banks and Buskers tour, so artist Catriona Stamp will be taking over and providing her own unique perspective on the Fishergate area of Preston.

So, it finally looks like everything is ready for Wednesday.  It promises to be an interesting and enjoyable event (and the lunch should be good too!).