Brown to host International Symposium on Urban Cultural Heritage & Creative Practice

Posted by Ian on Jan 20, 2012 in blog, news

A  Discussion of International Approaches Heritage professionals from around the world converge on Brown’s campus for a day of conversation. Cape Town – Dublin – Hong Kong – Istanbul – Providence – York What is heritage, and what forms does it take in an urban environment?  How are creative practices affected by, and how do they […]

Launch of the Providence Postcard Project

Posted by Ian on Jan 17, 2012 in blog, news

On January 15, 2012, at AS220 in downtown Providence, artist Betsey Biggs launched her Providence Postcard Project. The project explores the familiar souvenir medium of postcards as a source of reflection by the residents of Providence on what meanings the city holds. Beginning this week, the project will be distributing pre-addressed, postage-paid postcards featuring photographs taken […]

Guest at Koç University

Posted by Ian on Dec 27, 2011 in news

This December and January I will be a guest lecturer at Koç University’s Research Center for Anatolian Civilizations (RCAC) in Beyoğlu, Istanbul. Lecturing on curation and leading workshops on exhibition design, the visit has been organized by Prof. Lucienne Thys-Şenocak as a part of the build up to the launch of their new exhibition and museum space at […]

Utopias: A conversation @ Bell Gallery

Posted by Ian on Oct 28, 2011 in news

5:30pm this evening, 28 October 2011. A panel conversation responding to the Bell Gallery’s current exhibition “Building Expectation: Past and Present Visions of the Architectural Future”. An interdisciplinary conversation between local architects and members of Brown’s faculty moderated by the exhibition curator, Nathaniel Robert Walker, the panel will be a unique opportunity to explore some […]

Tracing heritage erasure along I-195

Posted by Ian on Oct 4, 2011 in academic, e-publications, news, publications, video

Video presentation for the “Heritage Erasure: Vandalism and Obliteration in the Historic Environment” session of the “Peoples, places, stories 2011” conference at Linnaeus University, Sweden. Created from the archive of Fiona Hallinan’s artist project “Roadscore | Invisible String”. Thank you to Fiona Hallinan, the Rhode Island Department of Transportation, the John Nicholas Brown Center for […]

Hong Kong-Providence Summer Institute Launched

Posted by Ian on Jul 15, 2011 in news

Developed jointly by faculty of CUHK and Brown University, this course provides an opportunity for students to compare cultural heritage preservation strategies in two very different areas. In Hong Kong, students will explore historical development of Hong Kong as exemplified by, for example, cultural heritage, the conflict and negotiation of economic and political interests in […]

Sara Marcus speaks at Brown University

Posted by Ian on Apr 13, 2011 in news

This evening Sara Marcus, author of Girls to the Front: The True Story of the Riot GRRRL Revolution, spoke at the Granoff Center for the Creative Arts at Brown University. Oganized by Betsey Biggs and myself, the event drew students from across both Brown and RISD as well as throughout Providence. Sara will be giving […]

John Schofield Lecture at John Nicholas Brown Center, Brown University

Posted by Ian on Apr 6, 2011 in news

I hosted John Schofield from University of York at Brown University recently, and he gave a wonderfully engaging and inspiring talk about new directions for socially engaged heritage and archaeological work. Embrace the Margins: Adventures in the Archaeology of Contemporary Homelessness John Schofield, University of York, Department of Archaeology 2pm, April 5, 2011 John Nicholas […]

Urban Arts & Activism Panel

Posted by Ian on Mar 20, 2011 in academic, arts, graphic design & layout, publications, video

An introduction to my work in urban arts and heritage for the A Better World by Design 2010 panel on Urban Arts & Activism.

Unfinished Homes

Posted by Ian on Mar 20, 2011 in academic, articles, arts, catalogues, essays, publications

2010 in Home, This Is It Gallery, Dublin. On the occasion of the exhibition “Home”. Read it here.