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The creative practice-led research network LAND2 (“land squared”) - formally LAN2D) - was started in 2002 by Iain Biggs (UWE Bristol) and Judith Tucker (Leeds) as a national network of artist / lecturers and research students with an interest in landscape / place-oriented art practice.

Situations is an art commissioning and publishing programme which produces artworks, events and projects in the public realm. We believe public art has the potential to create unforgettable and inspiring experiences, to be the beginning of a conversation which changes the way we think about and interact with the world around us.

Scenery produce and commission new artworks, curate exhibitions and publish new critical writing to investigate ideas of interdependence and simultaneous states within the production and reading of contemporary artworks and exhibitions. Scenery is co-directed by the curator Simon Morrissey and the artists Mandy Ure and Roy Voss.

Places of Peace
Surprisingly little research work has been carried out on ‘landscapes of peace’. Dedicated specifically to the pursuance of peace, these places are distinct from spaces of memory or remembrance. Landscapes of martial memory - cemeteries, preserved battlefields, ornamental displays - have been treated generically as spaces, parks or gardens of remembrance, but have rarely been critiqued as zones that espouse values of peace.

Bordering Art
Site containing information regarding Bordering Art, an interdisciplinary research project that combines cultural geography with artistic practice to creatively explore the relationships between identity and place along the Anglo-Welsh border

Mapping Spectral Traces :
Mapping Spectral Traces is a unique collaboration of artists and academics. It is an international, trans-disciplinary group, exploring place, belonging and the (sometimes) violent histories that shape our landscape. .

Hatch :
HATCH is a drawing forum for practical experimentation, collaborative initiatives, discussion and criticism, and exhibition and exposition. The goal is to create and encourage an environment for drawing - and drawing research - that reflects the broadest investigation of methods and outcomes.

Space, Place, Practice :
Space Place Practice is a critical research and writing forum convened by Dr Suze Adams for visual arts practitioners and other disciplines interested in exploring the interstices between embodied practice and theoretical inquiry. The network aims to provide an informal arena conducive to the exploration of innovate strategies and aids to learning, presentation and dissemination of multi-disciplinary practice where artistic fieldwork might be translated as practice

Holy Hiatus :
Holy Hiatus is an organisation based in west Wales committed to exploring the themes of ritual, community and place through events, discussion, screenings and workshops. Holy Hiatus refers to the crossing of the boundary between inner and outer consciousness. Projects explore the vital role that ritual plays in social interaction, stressing the importance of liminal or in-between spaces where personal and social identities may be creatively transformed.

Exeter Centre for Literatures of Identity, Place and Sustainability (ECLIPSE)
The Exeter Centre for Literatures of Identity, Place and Sustainability (ECLIPSE) facilitates research into literary and cultural representations of identity, place and sustainability. Sitting within the Environment and Sustainability Institute (ESI), the Centre seeks to ensure that research into environment and sustainability includes its significant social and cultural dimensions.

Countryside and Community research Institute
The CCRI aims to build on existing expertise in all four institutions, strengthening regional partnerships. It intends to have a clear client-led focus in the conduct of applied research, postgraduate education, continuing professional training, knowledge exchange and consultancy.

images, essays and information on the representation of war and peace in the twentieth and twenty-first century. Through galleries of artworks by Paul Gough and other invited artists the site aims to further the dialogue on the iconography of war and peace. Essays, catalogues and other writing explore the monumental language of remembrance and commemoration, and the relationship between memorial landscapes and national identity.

'' interest lies in the rural as a space for and of cultural production. The collective aims of are informed by the contextual nature of the founders individual practices and the autobiographical fact that they all come from small European villages
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