Week 1 07.10.16: The Lure of the Local

This Lecture is designed to support the practice learning for CCI. Using London as a case study, the lecture discusses a variety of key artists and methodological approaches to understanding perspectives on place. To reference Lucy R. Lippard, we are looking at how the local is imbedded into land history and culture.

Keywords to think about…

The Lure of the Local, home, intimate meanderings, perspectives on place, home, community

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This week’s task:

Record your Journey to University in 6-10 photographs

  • Think about how you are going to tell the story & plan the documentation
  • Experiment
  • Make it personal

To participate with the feedback, all submissions need to be added to the google+ Community Culture & Identity: page ahead of the feedback session on the Lure of the Local/My Journey to work heading.

List of relevant Photographers/Artists:

Suky Best, Chloe Dewe-Matthews, Peter Frazer, Tom Hunter, Martin Parr, Sharon O’Neill, Mark Power, Magda Segal, David Spero, Simon Terril, Lorrenzo Vitturi.

Further reading:

Alexander, J. (2015) Perspectives on Place. Bloomsbury

Best, S. (2005) The Return of the Native. Film & Video Umbrella

Calvino, I. (1972) Invisible Cities. Harcourt Brace Jovanovich

Frazer, P. (2012) City in Mind. Steidl

Garrett, B. L. (2012) Everything is Place-Hacking in the City. Verso

Garrett, B.L. (2014) Subterranean London: Cracking the Capital. Prestel

Lippard, L. (1997) The Lure of the Local. The New Press

Pardo, A. Parr, M. (2016) (Eds) Strange and Familiar. Prestel

Power, M. (2007) 26 Different Endings. Photoworks

Segal, M. (1993) London at Home. Corner House Publishing

Spero, D. (2006) Churches. Steidl

Vitturi, L. (2014) Dalston Anatomy. SPBH

Well, L. (2011) Land Matters. I.B.Tauris



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