Part of Catherine’s art practice is focused on creating Artwalk events, where groups of people are invited to participate in urban walks and to join in the discussion she leads, in critically evaluating social and cultural issues in their urban context.
Catherine’s free guided Artwalks will take place in June (dates to be confirmed), as part of the London Festival of Architecture in 2020. The Festival’s theme is Power. If you are interested in doing an Artwalk with Catherine CLICK HERE TO EMAIL HER.
POWER and AMBITION in London’s City Streets
Contribution to the “Festival of Alternative Art Education”, on March 21, 2020.
The focus of this walk is to investigate the role of power of particular institutions situated in Central London, and the narratives evolving from the ambitions of self-made professional educators.
DIVIDING LINES: Lincoln’s Inn Fields
Contribution to the “London Festival of Architecture” in June 2020.
TRACKING SURVEILLANCE in Kings Cross, London
We are living in an Age of Surveillance Capitalism, according to the writer Shoshana Zuboff. Catherine is exploring the concepts of surveillance and urban / personal security and considering the issues raised when our mobile phones turn us into living “trackers” for data capture. INFO about the Artwalk coming soon.
Touring Lincoln’s Inn Fields
This Artwalk first took place on June 22nd, 2019, as part of the “London Festival of Architecture” which occurred throughout June, 2019. It was an open event, but limited to a group of 15 people; an hour-long walk took place around Lincoln’s Inn Fields, visiting its urban spaces and the sites of landmark buildings.
“During this guided Artwalk, we visited the nearby Lincoln’s Inn Fields to confront its dark social history. Accounts from the lives of local residents revealed a set of power relations that carry on still today. We visited the site of the Insolvent Debtor’s Court, to hear of some of its famous cases and to reflect upon the history of being in debt. We visited the house, now museum, of the famous architect John Soane, which was designed to showcase his immense personal collection. We investigated these institutions – the House / Museum and the Courthouse / Debtor’s Court – and Lincoln’s Inn Fields’ public spaces, to understand how embedded social inequity is in London, and how “normalised” this has become, in contemporary interpretations of urban life.
“Touring Lincoln’s Inn Fields”, as part of London Festival of Architecture; July 2019
A SELECTION OF POSTCARDS BY CATHERINE HARRINGTON presented during her Artwalks