Material Culture

Material Culture

Thank you to the Journal of Material Culture for supporting the Urban Alchemy project and book launch. Writings on the project will be published in a forthcoming issue.

Journal of Material Culture is a peer-reviewed academic journal that publishes papers in the fields of Cultural Studies and Anthropology. The journal’s editors are Haidy Geismar and Susanne Küchler of UCL Anthropology. It has been in publication since 1996 and is currently published by SAGE Publications.Journal Of Material Culture focuses on the relationship between artefacts and social relations irrespective of time and place and aims to explore the linkage between the construction of social identities and the production and use of culture. Journal Of Material Culture draws on a range of disciplines including anthropology, archaeology, design studies, history, human geography and museology.

Urban Alchemy Book Launch. 5-9pm Wednesday 24th June 2015, UCL Construction Welfare Building Canteen, Gordon Street, London WC1H 0AH. Book a free place via eventbrite

Urban Alchemy Woodcut Workshop. 1-5pm Saturday 27th June 2015. UCL Malet Place, WC1E 7JE. A free event as part of the Institute of Making’s Festival of Stuff.

Urban Alchemy Ink Workshop. 1-5pm Saturday 27th June 2015. UCL Malet Place, WC1E 7JE. A free event as part of the Institute of Making’s Festival of Stuff.

Urban Alchemy Stone masterclass. 10-4pm Thursday 25th June 2015. Institute of Making, UCL, Malet Place.WC1E 7JE. Book a free place via the Festival of Stuff.

Through imaginative salvage and experiments in chemical printmaking the project Urban Alchemy explores the material stories and processes of urban transformation. My Leverhulme artist residency in UCL Chemistry has allowed for a year of experimentation with and salvage of demolition site materials in a project where creative production and the poetry and politics of place combine with the science, agency and political ecology of materials.

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