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Book launch for 'Creative Engagements with Ecologies of Place' | 29 April 2021

I am very excited to announce the book launch of Creative Engagements with Ecologies of Place: Geopoetics, Deep Mapping and Slow Residencies, co-authored with Dr Iain Biggs.


Please join us for a book launch and celebration of the recently published book, Creative Engagements with Ecologies of Place: Geopoetics, Deep mapping, and Slow Residencies, co-authored by myself Professor Mary Modeen with Dr Iain Biggs (Routledge, 2021).

We will give a brief presentation and will then be joined by several artists and practitioners from across the world whose work has been included in this monograph. Bring your glass of something and join us in a lively celebration.

UK time: 29 April, 2021 at 17:00.


This book explores an exciting range of creative engagements with ecologies of place, using geopoetics, deep mapping and slow residency to propose broadly based collaborations in a form of ‘disciplinary agnosticism’.

​Providing a radical alternative to current notions of interdisciplinarity, this book demonstrates the breadth of new creative approaches and attitudes that now challenge assumptions of the solitary genius and a culture of ‘possessive individualism’. Drawing upon a multiplicity of perspectives, the book builds on a variety of differing creative approaches, contrasting ways in which both visual art and the concept of the artist are shifting through engagement with ecologies of place. Through examples of specific established practices in the UK, Australia and the USA, and other emergent practices from across the world, it provides the reader with a rich illustration of the ways in which ensemble creative undertakings are reactivating art’s relationship with place and transforming the role of the artist.

​This book will be of interest to artists, art educators, environmental activists, cultural geographers, place-based philosophers and postgraduate students and to all those concerned with the revival of place through creative work in the twenty-first century.


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