An Introduction to CIVIC Swansea

CIVIC – Considering the City: Architecture, Art and the Urban Environment PSYCHO-GEOGRAPHICAL READINGS OF THE CITY AND LITERARY AND HISTORICAL DEPICTIONS WERE CONSIDERED, AS QUESTIONS EMERGED TO REFRAME THE CITY. ‘When I decided to step out of the field of architecture, my first impulse was not to add to the city, but more to absorb what was…

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A Cowboy in Tomorrowland

By entering the gates of a theme park even the most unlikely and unwilling participants enter a contract with themselves to be open to the possibilities of imagination. The possibility of elsewhere. For Civic at Cardiff Contemporary 2014, Jason & Becky explore the power of elsewheres within the city of Cardiff. Enabling individually dynamic landscapes…

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CIVIC

A collaborative investigation of the visible and invisible structures and infrastructures centred in and around the art gallery and other cultural centres/organisations, considering the role of partnerships, dialogue, learning, opportunity and engagement. Background The first manifestation of this project in 2014, was as an interrogation of the city where Mission Gallery is based – an…

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An Exploration of Narrative & Place

with artist Sarah Rhys and curator Sarah Pace in partnership with Josef Herman Art Foundation Cymru and Cardiff Community Housing Association. Meet at The CIVIC Base (Cardiff Story) Sunday 2 November 2014, 2 – 5pm David Martin, a Hungarian-Jewish writer and author of the novel Tiger Bay (1946), played an instrumental role in introducing the Polish-Jewish émigré artist…

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About Play Build Learn

CIVIC education is an integral and central component of the CIVIC project and exhibition. The exhibiting artists and architects have created educational opportunities within their work and, with the curator and gallery, see the entire project as an extended learning process through discussion, practice, making and doing for all involved – exhibitors, contributors, visitors. Building…

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Andrew Nixon (Powell Dobson), Architect

THE SWANSEA CITY ROOFS PROJECT AIMS TO STIMULATE DISCUSSION ABOUT THE INCLUSION OF SUSTAINABLE STRATEGIES Established in 1966, Powell Dobson is an architectural practice with offices in Swansea, Cardiff and London, with expertise in a wide range of building types and sectors, from retail, leisure and culture, through to schools, further & higher education, health…

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Owen Griffiths

CYBER REALITIES AND INFORMATION SHARING CREATE VIRTUAL COMMONS AND SPACES OF INTERACTION SO HOW DO WE DESIGN NEW PHYSICAL PUBLIC SPACES? ‘The Lure of the Local is the pull of place that operates on all of us, exposing our politics and our spiritual legacies. It is the geographical component of the psychological need to belong somewhere,…

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