Paul Chaney: Planning Matters – Saturday 27 July

27 July 2019

Paul Chaney: Planning Matters schedule

14:00 – 17:00 Artist talks:

London Fieldworks – artists Bruce Gilchrist and Jo Joelson will discuss their artist- architectural interventions in rural and urban green spaces including Super Kingdom, Spontaneous City, Outlandia and Nuts House, their most recent commission for Manchester International Festival.

Jonathan Hoskins – Jonathan will talk about a relevant past projects exploring grassroots social housing, gentrification, and his research at the Cranbrook estate, a new town near Exeter.

Layla Curtis – Layla will talk about Trespass (2015), an app for Iphone which maps an oral history of a northern English edgeland and tempts the user to trespass in order to access the work. She will also discuss research she carried out into current and historical landownership, in a rural area of north Lancashire, with the aim of producing a cadastral map showing change over time. For more information about both projects see the commissioner’s website:

Ian Nesbitt – Ian will present a small selection of works loosely exploring the Commons in urban and non-urban settings.


Development, dwelling and transitivity, public talk by Dr Mike Hannis. Is ‘development’ something done by people, or to them? Can it really ever be ‘sustainable’? Can land-use planning be detached from the ideology of growth?


Screenings of artists’ films in the Pavilion. Curated and introduced by Marcy Saude.

This screening will present international moving image work exploring alternative strategies for organising our lives and living environments on earth in the contemporary moment. Rejecting false dichotomies such as nature and civilisation, technology and primitivism, past and future, life and politics, and art and polemics, the work chosen will highlight roadblocks to our survival as, well as ways forward.

Above image: Marcy Saude, Handmade Home: 16mm on HD; 04:00; 2012

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