Rurality Re-Imagined


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In the shadows of the white heat of urbanization, the countryside is undergoing great social and environmental changes. What cultural and philosophical values are being lost and gained as a consequence of these transformations? Familiar tropes of tradition, nostalgia and certitude are strangely out of place in such contested and uncertain contemporary rural terrains. Inside Rurality Re-imagined, 24 artists, designers and academics engage with particular rural places, processes and experiences. At the same time, they question the conceptual apparatus through which the rural is represented. In so doing they reveal a countryside that is multifaceted, anxious, and replete with possibilities.

Rurality Re-imagined should be of interest to anyone concerned with how rural space and society is portrayed in our urban-centric times.

Ben Stringer teaches architecture design and history and theory at the University of Westminster, London.



Katy Beinart (artist, writer and lecturer) Brighton UK

John Brennan (architect, lecturer) Edinburgh UK

Kate Corder (artist, lecturer) Reading UK

Julie Crawshaw (fine arts researcher) Newcastle UK

Adam Evans (architect, historian) Preston UK

Anna Fox (photographer, professor) Farnham UK

Kate Genever (farmer, artist) Uffington UK

Rupert Griffiths / Lia Wei (geographer / archaeologist, artist) London UK

Sigrid Holmwood (artist) London UK

Jessica Lee (journalist) London UK

Christine Mackey (artist) Manorhamilton, Ireland

Jane McAllister (architect, lecturer) London UK

Lala Meredith-Vula (photographer, lecturer) Leicester UK

Malcolm Miles (art historian) Totnes UK

Jonathan Mosley / Sophie Warren (architect, lecturer / artist)

Rosemary McGoldrick (artist, lecturer) London UK

Dierdre O’Mahoney (artist, academic)

Esther Peeren (media studies lecturer) Amsterdam Netherlands

Ben Pitcher (sociologist, lecturer) London UK

Wood Roberdeau (lecturer in visual culture) London UK

Sara Serrão (artist) Portugal

Rosemary Shirley (art historian) Manchester UK

Ben Stringer (lecturer in architecture) London

Kjerstin Uhre (architect, lecturer) Oslo Norway

Marcel Vellinga (anthropologist) Oxford UK

Michael Woods (geographer, professor) Aberystwyth UK


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