Notes on ‘No Room to Move: Radical Art and the Regenerate City’

I have read what I feel is a very good essay on (public) art and regeneration that goes into a lot of depth about how the two relate. The essay by Jospehine Berry Slater and Anthony Iles (2009) is titled: 'No Room to Move: Radical Art and the Regenerate City' and can be found at: https://www.metamute.org/editorial/articles/no-room-to-move-radical-art-and-regenerate-city. I have made notes to record my thoughts on areas where the essay interrogates ‘artwashing’, although that specific term is not used.

Tutor Report for Assignment 4 – Contextual Studies

I received my tutor report back from my tutor for Assignment 4 - Contextual Studies. The tutor report is attached to this blog post. The feedback was very detailed and I also received an annotated essay further explaining my tutor's key points and issues regarding my first draft. Although my tutor felt I was tackling a topical issue, there were many areas he felt I could improve in.

Self-assessment for Assignment 4 – Contextual Studies

In this self-assessment of Assignment 4 - Contextual Studies I will evaluate how my first draft of the extended written project holds up against the criteria for Contextual Studies. The criteria are demonstration of subject based knowledge and understanding, demonstration of research skills, demonstration of critical and evaluation skills and finally communication.

Frank Laws

Since I have started Body of Work and Contextual Studies modules and to a certain degree with the previous Documentary module, I have become more and more interested in regeneration and its issues. I came across Frank Laws while I was specifically searching for artists who address gentrification etc in their work. Admittedly, I was looking for artists like Laws to help contribute to my extended written project’s argument but nevertheless I feel I stumbled upon an artist who raises pertinent topics and whose practice is evolving. Moreover, it was interesting to see an artist whose work specialises in something other than photography.