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Tuesday, 20 February 2018
Julian Baron for a Workshop about Something that Matters
If you're lucky enough to be in Bristol this weekend (Friday 23rd, 24th, 25th February) a couple of spaces have become available on Julian Baron's The Cage: Visualising The Housing Crisis workshop.
This is a super hands-on workshop where you'll be researching images, making images, and fabricating images all within the context of housing and its discontents. It's about overpriced rents, multi-occupancy housing, buy-to-let, sofa surfing, trust funds, hedge funds, second homes, holiday homes, empty homes, crowded homes, the homeless, the speculator, the carpet-bagger, the property developer, the estate agent, the housing pimp, the London downsizer and the overseas hedge-better. It's about the end of social housing and the boom in the bedsit economy. It's about family albums, real estate photography, planning images, facadism, housing advocacy, Grand Designs , Shelter, and a Place in the Sun. It's Costa del Sol Ghost Towns and English gentrification, it's about the pricing out of Cornwall and foreign ownership, and whatever else you want it to be. It's about quite a lot then. And it matters to everybody.
It's a workshop that is about the archive, about community, about exhibiting and publishing work that has meaning, content and is about something that is of concern to everybody. And it's experimental and has a certain energy. There will be stuff going on.
So if you're interested in the archive, in community and in collaborative site-specific installation about something that really matters, this is the one for you.
Who can say no to that!
Also see Julian talking at the 'Arnolfini in Bristol this Thursday. Buy your tickets here.