CRE Engagement & Place Seminar 4

Date: 11th June 2019 – 17:30 – 19:00

Venue Clement Stephenson Lecture Theatre, Agriculture Building, Newcastle University

Free Entry

Dr Menelaos Gkartzios – Art, Rural, Research

What is the experience of art in the countryside? What does art ‘do’ and how can we use artistic practice in interdisciplinary research designs? This seminar will explore these questions drawing on a collaborative artist residency programme co-organised by the Centre for Rural Economy and Berwick Visual Arts, which invited an artist to respond to a highly contentious topic in rural England: housing development. The presentation will also introduce a new research project at Newcastle University, involving art stakeholders in the region and in Japan.

Dr Menelaos Gkartzios is Senior Lecturer in Planning & Development at Newcastle University’s Centre for Rural Economy. He has published on rural governance and planning policy, on mobilities and social change in the countryside, and on the relationship between art and place-based development.