Approaching Estate 2019

methodologies for practices of site and place

Approaching Estate is a four-day encounter with the specificities of site, place and landscape as contexts for artistic and other creative enquiry. 

The event will consist of interlinking presentations, field performances, films and discussions gathering together a range of artistic, interdisciplinary and collaborative practices. These include experimental cartographies, situated practices, interfaith cultural exchange and creative critiques of land ownership and management.

We are using an expanded idea of estate to encompass the various ways in which space is configured, managed, and conceptualised as place, an approach which involves a broad community of interests and rights.

Approaching Estate is concerned with examining the ethics and efficacy of methodologies of engagement; the protocols and terms of socially-engaged practices; the agency and possibilities afforded by creative practices; the beneficiaries and benefits of the work produced; meaningful and sustainable processes of collaboration.

The core ethos of Approaching Estate is that critical research arises from shared processes of exchange, with the aim of setting agendas for future practice.


Sophie Alston, Steven Ball, Veronique Chance, Adriana Cobo Corey, The Common Line (John Wylie and Volkhardt Mueller), Kate Corder, Mark Dean, Difference Exchange (Ben Eastop, Tim Eastop, John Hartley), Ann Donnelly, The Dzhangal Archaeology Project (Louise Fowler, Sarah Mallet, Gideon Mendel), Erika Flowers, Warren Harper, Fay Hoolahan, Lucas Ihlein, Greer MacKeogh, Jeremie Magar, Stelios Manganis, Julie Marsh, Matterlurgy (Helena Hunter and Mark Peter Wright), Pat Naldi, Ingrid Pollard, Judy Price, Ingrid Pumayalla, Caitlin Shepherd, Lynn Silverman, James Swinson, Susan Trangmar, Ed Wall, John Wild.


0930 - 1900
Wednesday 10 - Friday 12 April 2019
Furtherfield Commons
Finsbury Gate, Finsbury Park, London N4 2DE