Georgia Perkins at Coventry University

My SPACEX secondment took place from January – March 2023. Over the course of 31 days, I investigated how artists and curators re-imagine the future of liquid urban areas in response to the historical and contemporary climate concerns of rising sea levels and invisible pollutants in the water. This constitutes part of my wider research on the water’s edge as an intertidal space where toxicities circulate in more-than-human bodies.

During my secondment, I met with SPACEX researchers Frances Yeung, Marley Treloar, Alex Parry, Giorgia Rizzioli, lecturers Mel Jordan, Carolina Rito, Gary Hall, and artists attached to Coventry Biennale, such as Dion Ellis-Taylor. I gave a presentation on my research, called ‘At the Water’s Edge – response to the molecular biopolitics and the polluted aquatic context’ for the Centre for Postdigital Cultures. The event also included a presentation by fellow Spacex-rise researcher, Andri Christofides from Home 4 Cooperation.

I visited the neighbouring city Northampton, and attended the NN Contemporary’s event ‘When I image the earth, I imagine another’ by Open-weather. I also participated in the Civic Reading Room event with NN Contemporary, which included visits to Vulcan Works, Guildhall, 78 Derngate, Civic Reading Room Spaces.

After my secondment, I joined the Postdigital Intimacies reading group with Adrienne Evans, Lindsay Balfour and Marcus Maloney.

Georgia Perkins
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