Sat 1 June | FOLKESTONE INFRASTRUCTURE WORKSHOP
Sat 1 June
10:00 – 13:00 | FREE DROP-IN Workshop led by Theresa Kneppers
A collaborative workshop exploring infrastructures’ potential for flexibility and resilience at 10-1pm on Saturday, June 1st, at Urban Room in tandem with the exhibition “An Active Ghost” a new series of photographs by David Christian, at HOP Projects. This project takes inspiration from the history of Folkestone as a former shipping port, ferry terminal, and trade centre; and considers its current and past roles as a portal to Europe and beyond.
The exhibition will focus on the contemporary and Victorian infrastructure: including now disused train tracks, bridges, train station; along with the modern infrastructure for the Eurotunnel including its terminal; and the roadways, and overpasses which lead to and from it. Looking at this infrastructure, both past and present, as historical markers on the landscape we will utilise a constellation of narratives to consider the social, transport, trade and shifting uses of these aspects of the man-made industrial landmarks in the landscape. The workshop will explore how the meaning and usage of these structures can shift be adapted to serve the community.
This workshop is part of HOP Projects CT20 2019 Curatorial Residency Programme
Image: An Active Ghost by David Christian