To mark the launch of her book Practice of Place, the artist Emma Smith will be in conversation with writer and curator Filipa Ramos.
The publication examines the role of social and participatory art practices in relation to site and society. Looking at tactical modes of habitation – collaboration, commitment, imagination, play, forgiveness, reflexivity and trust – practice is brought into question and the gallery reconsidered as a home for art. This collection of essays, interviews, conversations and musings is a generous anti-manual of place-based practice.
Contributions from Can Altay, Dennis Atkinson, Ricardo Basbaum, Janna Graham, Lawrence Abu Hamden, Annette Krauss, Laura Marziale, Christian Nyampeta, Emily Pethick, Filipa Ramos, Louise Shelley and Ewa Wisieska.
Published by Bedford Press, supported by The Showroom and the artist's subsequent relationship with Casco - Office for Art, Design and Theory, Utrecht, Practice of Place will be available to purchase for the special launch price of £12 (RRP £15).