Topographies of the Obsolete is an artistic research project that focuses on the closed Spode Works in Stoke-on-Trent, UK, organised by Bergen Academy of Art and Design, Norway (KHiB).
KHiB was invited as a Research Fellow Partner Institution by the British Ceramics Biennial 2013, including staff and students from KHiB, The Royal Academy of Art Copenhagen, Muthesius Kunsthochschule Kiel, Newcastle University, Sheffield Hallam Univerisity, University of Nottingham Trent and invited alumni/artists from KHiB.
In March 2013 us “Girls” [Iona Dunsire and Katie Hayward] were invited to participate in the Topographies of the Obsolete research project. Together we explored the Spode site’s histories, industrial space and infrastructure.
The National Sculpture Symposium
"Ten days, six artists working, six sculptures."
Artists selected by Julian Wild, Director of Forum, Oliver Hawkins, Director of Marshall Murray and Alma Zevi, curator and writer, were commissioned to create new sculptures during ten days in the stunning location of Riverhill, Himalayan Gardens in association with London Sculpture Workshop and Marshall Murray.