Air Matters. Learning from Heathrow

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Dr. Nicholas Ferguson, Associate Dean for Research at Richmond, has recently held two productive events at Watermans Arts Centre that form part of his research project Air Matters. Learning from Heathrow.

The project has been generously supported by an Arts Council England Project Grant, Forma, Hounslow Council, Kingston School of Art and Richmond, The American International University in London.

It includes contributions from Richmond faculty and alumni Dr Anna Feigenbaum, Dr Jane Norris and Professor Paul Rekret.

The first event is an exhibition, titled Air Matters. Learning from Heathrow, which opened on 3 October 2019 and continues until 5 January 2020. Air Matters is a group exhibition and programme of events that engage with the politics of air in Heathrow’s neighbourhoods. Through newly commissioned artworks, walking tours, workshops and a symposium it brings together artists, community groups, industry professionals and scholars in order to explore the air’s materiality, occupation, and contestation, as well as with the potential and limitations of representing these themes by means of art.

The second event was a symposium, Politics of Air, held on Saturday 9 November.

Patrick Joseph’s review Air Matters: The inescapable fight for flight. can be found here:

Link to full programme: