Metal Residency – The Outskirts Project – Peterborough

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Outskirts

I undertook a yearlong residency with Metal in Peterborough. The primary project for the residency was to map the peripheries of the City of Peterborough, through short films, photography and writing. The project also involved interviews and workshops with people across the city.

You can purchase a catalogue with introductory essay by Ken Worpole here

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Most cities share a complex and evolving dialectic between the rural and the urban. Through the project, I will explore this dialectic and suggest the alternative notions and experiences of our cities, whose identity is usually formed from fixed centre based perspectives. 

The project aims to highlight the complexity and evolution of our modern landscape by documenting and tracing the outskirts and edges of the city of Peterborough. It can be argued that there is an increased urgency in the current climate, to explore, document and highlight these ‘uncharted’ areas as they are continually re-constructed through the effects of urban sprawl, environmental change, government policies and increased geographic mobility.

You can access the full project website here 

 

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