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PLaCE International is a research collective of creative, practice-led individuals who address issues of site, location, context and environment at the intersection of many disciplines and practices. PLaCE International is Co-Directed by Mary Modeen and Iain Biggs.

Since its inception, PLaCE International has been committed to investigating, re-imagining, and re-invigorating the following areas of concern:

·       curating in and out of place;

·       site-specificity and situated practices;

·       creative intersections with urban and rural geographies;

·       interdisciplinary approaches to renewal and the environment generally;

·       and the intersections of memory, place, and identity –


through research projects, creative programmes, community projects, education, activities, conferences, collaboration and international partnerships.

PLaCE International pursues this mission in the context of the continual redrawing of boundaries - between art, design practices, socially-engaged research projects, their theorization, and congruent disciplines and practices. It recognizes the centrality of environmental issues and sustainability to art, media and design education – seen as a vital interface between individuals, society and the world as environment - by working collaboratively and by feeding research back into education, scholarship, and local areas.

If you are interested in joining PLaCE International, please fill out the contact form below to be considered for membership. 

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