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Edge: Gateway

14 September - 14 September
Organized by: UCL Urban Laboratory / Folkestone Triennial 2017
Venue: , University College London
Gower Street

Jeremy Deller is the keynote speaker on the first day of EDGE - a series of three events presented as part of Folkestone Triennial 2017, exploring the concept of situated practice in contemporary art, architecture and urbanism. 


Bringing together practitioners and thinkers at three 'edge' locations connected by the High Speed 1 railway, participants will respond to the sensory, social and environmental impact of their individual approaches, and together generate a narrative exploration of the creative use of interstitial spaces.


For the first event, we consider Bloomsbury and King's Cross as 'edge' locations. The Gower Street campus of UCL was planned and built on the urban/rural edge of nineteenth-century London , a 'learning' gateway through which generations of students have now passed, and one which now runs up against the King's Cross development, conceived as a mix of ‘knowledge gateway’ with transport gateway.


Keynote: Jeremy Deller

Lectures: Marjetica Potrc and OOZE, Matthew Beaumont, Jan Kattein, and Rebecca Ross

Masterclasses: Samson Kambalu, Gary Woodley, Florian Roithmayr, Leah Lovett, and Katy Beinart


Day tickets: £10 / £5 concession

Bundle ticket for all three events: £35

Purchase tickets on the UCL Online Store.


EDGE series:

Gateway (14 Sept 2017) - UCL, Bloomsbury, London WC1E 6BT

Periphery (7 Oct 2017) - Here East, Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park, London E20 3BS

Border (4 Nov 2017) - Quarterhouse, 49 Tontine Street, Folkestone CT20 1BN


The series is organised by the UCL Urban Laboratory and Folkestone Triennial 2017, with additional support from the Slade School of Fine Art, UCL and The Bartlett School of Architecture, UCL.


Use the hashtag #EdgeGateway


Image: King's Cross Pond by Marjetica Potrc and OOZE (2015)