Events Postgraduate

Registration open for ‘Forming Ruins: an interdisciplinary postgraduate workshop’

The Landscape, Space, Place Research Group at the University of Nottingham is pleased to announce that registration is now open for the eighth annual postgraduate workshop!


‘Forming Ruins: an interdisciplinary postgraduate workshop’


Wednesday 2nd July 2014


Funded by the AHRC Landscape & Environment Programme and the School of English.


This one-day interdisciplinary event explores the different forms ruins can take, and the way these formations are realised and written as ruins are explored as both material ‘things’ and intangible process. It is concerned with when, where, by and for whom, ruins are formed and how this formation relates to social, political and cultural forces. It aims to use the ambiguity of ruins to enrich the enquiry into their meaning, asking how ruins can be read productively and what might be the significance and implications of the recent academic interest surrounding them.


Panels for the day will cover the following themes:


  • Crisis and Contestation
  • Intervention and Potentiality
  • Evolving Materialities and Practices
  • Temporality and Reimaginings


Papers will be followed by a keynote speech from Amy Concannon, assistant curator of the recent Ruin Lust Exhibition at the Tate Britain.


Further details can be found in the attached programme and poster. 


All are welcome to attend this free event, although places are limited. If you wish to attend, please email by Wednesday 18th June:


We look forward to seeing you in July!


Organising Committee: Alice Insley, Philip Jones, Xiaofan Xu, Emma Zimmerman