Bradley Garrett visited Freeman's Wood with Layla Curtis and Adam Fish on Saturday 24 October. Bradley Garrett is a social and cultural geographer at the University of Southampton, and author of "Explore Everything: Place-Hacking the City". Adam Fish is a social anthropologist at Lancaster University.
StoreyG2 director, John Angus, gave a talk about "Landed (Freeman's Wood)" in a session entitled: "The Politics of Land", at the 2015 International Sociological Association RC21 Conference, "The Ideal City: between myth and reality", on 28 August, in Urbino, Italy. The written paper for the conference is here.
Breaking down barriers: artist’s app invites public to ‘trespass’
Luneside Artists' Studios is open on Friday 5 June from 5.30-7.30pm (opposite Lancaster Castle gateway), followed by the opening of an exhibition by Studio members at The Dukes from 8.30pm. Both include a small display about our "Landed (Freeman's Wood)" project. These events are part of Lancaster Arts City First Fridays. The exhibition runs until 28 June.
A session organised by Helen Hicks for 8 people to play the Freeman's Wood game in Lancaster Library on 12 May went well. Still struggling a bit with the rules, but it always generates amusing role play and interesting discussion.
Our launch event for LANDED (Freeman's Wood) on 9 April went well.
We will present the Landed (Freeman's Wood) project on Thursday 9 April at the 'Campus in the City' shop on Cheapside in the centre of Lancaster.
Excellent article in the Lancaster Guardian 13 March 2015
Tuesday 10 March. Had a second trial of the game today. It generated lots of discussion.
Tristan Surtees from Sans Facon visited on 9 January to discuss on development of their board game.
Artist, Layla Curtis, and her app developer, Ron Herrema, visited Freeman's Wood on 18 December and tested the app on site. It's going well and features conversations with a variety of local people.
Landed (Freeman's Wood) - new printed leaflet arrived today - 11 December.
Lancaster City Council Cabinet discussed the future of The Tasting Garden again on Tuesday 2 December 2014.
The members voted to allow a 12 month period for funds to be raised for its restoration. It is not clear who will do that, but the decision provides a welcome opportunity.
- one of the commissioned artists for Landed (Freeman's Wood), was working in Lancaster for several days in late November, recording interviews in the wood with people about their memories of the site. These recordings will form part of her artwork.
Sans Facon artists, Tristan Surtees and Charles Blanc, visited Lancaster yesterday to see Freeman's Wood and discuss the Landed project.