[spectre] SEFT 1 Parkland Walk with Tim Waterman @Furtherfield 12 July 2014

marc garrett marc.garrett at furtherfield.org
Wed Aug 13 10:47:34 CEST 2014

SEFT 1 Parkland Walk with Tim Waterman @Furtherfield 12 July 2014

Video (handheld) of Tim Waterman's talk Death Collapsing into Life: A 
Parkland Walk, Finsbury Park, London Saturday 12 July 2014.

Watch a short film of the SEFT-1 journey here

As part of the programme for the exhibition, SEFT-1 Abandoned Railways 
Exploration Probe - Modern Ruins 1:220 at Furtherfield Gallery.

"Death needs time for what it kills to grow in" wrote William S 
Burroughs. True, but so is its opposite. Life needs what death kills to 
grow in. Hope has its roots in ruin. This walk, along a disused railway 
line between Finsbury Park and Highgate will explore how vicious nature 
and the ruthless engines of urban decay can show us a new way of 
imagining utopia.

Tim Waterman is Research Associate (Landscape & Commons) at 
Furtherfield. He is a landscape architect, urbanist, writer, editor, 
lecturer, and speaker. His research focuses on the relationship between 
people and place that constructs landscape, from the ecological to the 
sociocultural. Of particular interest are explorations of power and 
democracy and their shaping of public space and public life; taste, 
etiquette, belief and ritual; and foodways in community and civic life 
and landscape. At Furtherfield, Tim facilitates research and events at 
the intersection of the physical and the digital commons and how art 
practice can shape the construction of empowering space, both real and 

For more about the exhibition and other events, a partnership between 
The Arts Catalyst and Furtherfield that took place during 20 June–27 
July 2014 see - 

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