PhD research

The caravanserai project was central to Annie’s doctoral thesis

Interfaces of location and memory: an exploration of place through context-led arts practice

Annie Lovejoy. University of the Arts, London 2011


Interfaces of location and memory is a conceptual framework that invites an understanding of context-led arts practice that is responsive to the particularities of place rather than a model of practice that is applied to a place.

This research project proposes that a focus on operative strategies applied to a situation (as a prescribed or desired effect) is counter-productive to the context-led processes of responding to the relational complexities of a particular place. As such, Interfaces of location and memory calls for an integrative conceptual framework to make sense of the immersive, durational and relational processes involved.

Practices and theoretical texts concerned with place and process within the fields of arts, geography and anthropology inform the development of the research and the fieldwork project – caravanserai.


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