PROSPECT US | People, Profits or Prospects? Part 2

Publication Date 27 Oct 2021

Two informal, in-depth and community-centred discussions about the effects of studentification.

Held in BALTIC Front Room and chaired by Andrea Phillips, BALTIC Professor, Northumbria University, Director of the BxNU Institute and editor of Social Housing-Housing the Social: Art, Property and Spatial Justice (Sternberg, 2013).

Part 2: What connects student housing with land ownership, use and everyone’s rights to the city?

Wednesday 27 October, 18.00-20.00

Tim Bailey has been an architect for nearly 30 years and is based in the Ouseburn, Newcastle upon Tyne. His practice, xsite architecture, has worked on regeneration and commercial development across the city including a student accommodation scheme in Shieldfield.

Lily Arnold is a Leeds based community worker and artist. She sometimes does huge paintings on big walls, and sometimes is fixing things at her local community centre. You can get in touch through her Instagram.

Ysanne Holt is Professor of Art History in the Department of Arts, Northumbria University. Her research is concerned with practices of visual and material culture in Britain, particularly contemporary experiences of northern cultural landscapes and environments. In 2010 she was involved in organising a Northumbria University - Shieldfield Community Collaboration (ENGAGE) developed out of concern over the impact of increased studentification in the locality.

Mara Ferreri is Chair of the Social & Cultural Geographies Research Group, Department of Geography and Environmental Sciences, Northumbria University, editor of the Radical Housing Journal, and author of The Permanence of Temporary Urbanism: Normalising Precarity in Austerity London (Amsterdam University Press, 2021).

Andrea Phillips (Absent Chair): BALTIC Professor at Northumbria University, Director of the BxNU Institute, writer, organiser and collaborator.

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Speakers Lydia Hiorns, Gemma Herries, Tim Bailey, Lily Arnold, Ysanne Holt, Mara Ferreri
Formats MP4, Live to digital
Keywords BxNU Institute of Contemporary Art, Urban Development, Community, Studentification, Gentrification, Public space
Related City/Region Newcastle upon Tyne
Related Gallery Shieldfield Art Works (SAW)

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