Art and Design visiting speaker: Edwina Fitzpatrick

Fitzpatrick’s work explore what happens when ‘grey’ (architectural); ‘green’ (parks/forests/landscapes/growing spaces) and ‘blue’ (oceans/rivers/canals) environments intersect.

Edwina Fitzpatrick is a UK based artist, whose work explores the living environment, especially in regard to mutability and change.

Fitzpatrick’s work explore what happens when ‘grey’ (architectural); ‘green’ (parks/forests/landscapes/growing spaces) and ‘blue’ (oceans/rivers/canals) environments intersect.

They focus on how humans have, and are affecting the nature, culture and ecology of a place. They also reflect upon how these delicate local balances relate to complex global issues such as climate change or marine pollution.

She uses interactive fieldwork as her working methodology. This involves layered onsite research, celebrating narratives and conversations that are deeply informed by the history and the specific qualities of a place. These inclusive projects engage with the value systems and priorities of local individuals because they are experts in where they live and work.

Edwina also collaborates with experts across a range of disciplines, including horticulturalists, biodiversity experts, engineers, architects, perfumers, foresters, archivists and composers.

edwinafitzpatrick.com

Location: Lecture Theatre 2, Clothworkers South, School of Design

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