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URBAN INTERVENTION WORKSHOP 2
M O B I L I T Y

2 - 3 September 2005

Building further on the Urban intervention workshop 1 staged 2004, where discussions focused on the implications of increasingly monitored and privatised urban space, this year's workshop is dedicated to themes of mobility.
       Using the original but now unused Edge Hill train station as our point of departure, we will examine ideas of mobility as they may be understood in the specific context of Liverpool: Historically a city known for its significance as a port where trading and global influences shaped its social dynamics and infrastructure - today an aspiring culture hub and a city in rapid transformation. Liverpool faces challenging questions about identity, inclusion, accessibility, adaptability, profitability and implications of socio-political change.
       The purpose of this two-day workshop is to initiate discussions, stage interventions, take actions and lay foundations for future work beyond this initial weekend. Special emphasis will be placed on possible strategies for working in constantly changing environments.
       Under guidance of four established artists, the workshop will provide opportunities to further explore the role of the artist working in urban environments.
       The workshop takes place at Metal where home cooked meals will be served.
       Urban Intervention workshop 2 is made possible with kind support by Arts Council England.