New Research Group Document And Location Developed In Partnership With Foreground

Image Credit: New Document and Location website, designed by David Abbott

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We are delighted to launch a new programme in partnership with The University of the West of England, Bristol, Document and Location. 

Funded by UWE’s Faculty of Arts, Creative Industries and Education, Document and Location is a new inter-disciplinary research group developed by UWE academics from Fine Art, Photography and Architecture in partnership with Foreground. Conceived of and convened by Simon Morrissey, Senior Lecturer in Fine Art and Director of Foreground, the groups’ research will inform a public programme of discursive events and critical texts delivered in 2019.

Document and Location provides a structure through which its members as both academics and practitioners can intervene critically in recent discourses around place and space that have been prevalent across Architecture, Fine Art, Geography, and Photography. Document and Location members include Sophie Hayes, Sophie Warren and Jonathan Mosley, Mike Ricketts and Aaron Schuman. 

Positing that location is not only defined physically and that document cannot be understood simply as record, Document and Location investigates how our understanding of place is directly formed through how locations are recorded and subsequently narrated by different disciplines. The group will utilize practice-led research to re-animate and re-contextualise the document and to explore specific locations, the way in which these locations are communicated and consequently how the identity of place is created through its representation. 

Explore the ideas, artists and researchers behind Document and Location on the programme’s new dedicated website Designed by Bristol based web designer and developer David Abbott, the new website contains comprehensive information on all Document and Location members, their recent projects and regular announcements of upcoming events and activity. 

The website’s Fieldwork section is a continuously developing research page that features notes, documentation and cuttings from members' work in progress. In addition, the Writing section will showcase specially commissioned texts engaging with and expanding upon ideas addressed through Document and Location members’ research and projects.

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