Extracts from a Graphic Anthropology of Namdaemun Market

Ray Lucas (Other), Morag Fyfe (Other)

Research output: Non-textual formExhibition

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Speculative Ground arises from a conviction that creative practices can make valuable contributions to public policy-making. This exhibition presents artist-makers' imaginative and critical engagements with the Scottish Government’s Land-Use Strategy. This particular policy, which is linked to Scotland’s Climate Change Act, provides possibilities for explorations of the relationships between creative practice, governance and land in its widest sense.Speculative Ground builds on interdisciplinary art-anthropology projects such as Ethnographic Terminalia, bringing art practice and anthropological investigations together, with the conference as the site of engagement. The exhibition consists of two elements. One part, Speculative Ground: Proposals on Paper, is a collection of creative and speculative proposals by various artists, exhibited as provocations. Responses to the proposals will be invited; these will accrete over the course of the conference forming a further layer to the exhibition. The other part presents aspects of the early-stages of co-investigations into these same themes, by Jennifer Clarke, Kate Foster (environmental artist), Rachel Harkness and Claire Pençak (choreographer). The exhibition is produced by Jen Clarke and Rachel Harkness of the University of Aberdeen’s Department of Social Anthropology. It will be open from 9am to 6pm, 19th-22nd June, in the Appleton Tower Concourse, University of Edinburgh.
Original languageEnglish
Publication statusPublished - 2015
EventSpeculative Ground - University of Edinburgh, ASA2014 Conference
Duration: 1 Jan 1824 → …


  • drawing, photography, seoul, marketplace


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