Crossing Lines is an on-going forum for collaboration between photographers & researchers whose central interest is the urban situation, its constituents & its dynamics.
It seeks to provide
- a valuable resource for developing a photographic practice
- an opportunity to pursue a joint project away from academic demands
- expanding contacts within photography
- an additional audience for research-in-progress
- an alternative channel for disseminating a project
- the prospect of working with someone who might challenge one’s assumptions
- innovative approaches to collaboration at distance
- serendipitous encounters
- accidental outcomes
It believes that
- everyone benefits from the sharing of supportive reactions to their work
- photography in itself, and in the service of a wider project, is a developmental and explorative
- process which can benefit from partnership with others
- experimental work that has no formal platform for presentation benefits from a sympathetic forum
It is open to
- all members of London Independent Photography
- all students, researchers and staff of CUCR
- all those who have been associated with CUCR and who seek a point of contact for continued practical involvement
Crossing Lines: Wednesday 4 May
Professor Stuart Hall Building, Room 3.05, 6-8 pm
The May meeting of The Crossing Lines Group will follow up matters that arose from Gill Golding’s presentation in April on Greenwich Millennium Village & the dilution of the aspirations of that enterprise. Reference will be made to Richard Rogers & ‘The New Architecture’ of the late 1990’s & Cities for a Small Planet. The trope of ‘culture-led’ cities & city environments will also be considered.
Gill Golding will open the proceedings & reference her work on the eastern end of the Greenwich Peninsular.
Peter Luck will be contributing an archive selection & offer reflection on the changes along the Western approaches with historical work created from 2005 onward.
Carol Kenna will present ‘Create Streets’. She poses the question: “Can you create sufficient new homes and maintain street patterns without resorting to high rise flats?" She indicates how this philosophy builds on the thinking behind the Bycker experiment in the 1970s. The loss of our vistas and horizons is a key theme for Carol.
Supporting interventions from the archive will come from John Levett & Allan Grainger.