Landscape Interface Studio at Kingston University, has been selected by the Arts and Humanities Research Council to develop and present an exhibition of its recent collaborative project,Limehouse Cut linking place and creativity.
The exhibition will appear at the upcoming AHRC Creative Economy Showcase 2014, which takes place at King’s Place, London on 12 March.
Funded by AHRC, the project is a collaboration between LIS and London-based SME Shared Assets. Its methodology, says LIS, ‘addresses challenges of creatively engaging people in underused ex-industrial sites, paying attention to the history and identity of place, its environment and character’.
This Creative Economy Showcase sets out to address whether there is a role for creative organisations to explore and support place-making and how the methodology developed might be applied to other situations, and ‘to explore what tools and strategies need to be in place to enable the creative arts to act as a catalyst for place-making’.
According to LIS, it will highlight the vital relationship between the arts and humanities research base and the UK’s ‘creative economy’; raise the profile of the creative and cultural sector, its contribution to growth and innovation, within the UK economy; highlight innovation and best practice in knowledge exchange and partnership working in the arts and humanities; and showcase the AHRC’s wide range of activities in the creative economy.
See the website for more details.