Expanded City Symposium 2016, Ian Nesbitt & Ruth Levene

Ian and Ruth began examining the topography and cultural landscape of Preston by walking and recording the city’s political boundary. Their observations and experiences, including the neglect and destruction of certain public rights of way and the transient nature of landscape – due to development, farming and fracking in the area -formed the content for a performance lecture, which was presented during The Expanded City symposium in June 2016. The work also initiated conversations with local residents and council decision-makers about the importance of maintaining rights of way.