Delighted to announce the beginnings of 'Imagining St Fittick's', a series of online conversational events that share stories, experiences and future imaginaries of St Fittick's park, Torry, Aberdeen.
St Fittick’s Park is currently under threat from industrial development in the form of the Energy Transition Zone [ETZ]. Consultation with members of the Hands of our Green Spaces in Torry steering group highlighted a want to think beyond the proposal to imagine the future of St Fitticks, through community engagement,stewardship, arts and educational programmes.
At a time when we’re forced to be socially distant, these online conversations hope to create an informal social space for sharing questions, stories, experiences, and future imaginaries within St Fittick’s park.
The conversational series are free to attend and open to everyone. Specific dates will be updated regularly via social media; visit @fertilegroundarts (Facebook) for more information or contact us through the website.
The conversational events are part of a larger project made possible by the generous support of The Visual Artist and Craft Maker Awards. VACMA Aberdeen Scheme is jointly funded through Creative Scotland and Aberdeen City Council.
The project is part of a new, long term research enquiry considering energy politics and cultural imaginary. The beginnings of which are grounded in the proposed Energy Transition Zone [ETZ] Torry, Aberdeen.
Globally the rapid development of renewable energy infrastructure is often propelled by the same apparatus as oil; the radical simplification of bio/social worlds, the power of private finance applied to the force of public planning, and a disregard for the communities and land that have no value to them. If you are interested in the long term research, please don't hesitate to get in touch via the contact page.
Fertile ground is the curatorial platform for Rachel Grant. A curator based in Aberdeen, in the North East of Scotland. This blog is kept up to date with selected project activity and research.