A Place For Words: Articles and critical thinking

UrbanWords is committed to generating debate and discussion about writing and regeneration. You can find a series of articles and audio files to download in this section of the site. Clink on the event or author below to find out more.

Rosa Ainley

Rosa Ainley is a writer and artist with a background in architecture and photography. In her work she uses word, sound and image to create spaces and re/construct places. Her article, Re(generating) change: writing the public realm, reflects on her award-winning collaboration with muf architecture/art on the Isle of Sheppey.

Linda France

Linda France is a widely published poet, with a particular interest in cross-arts collaborations.She has worked with visual artists and musicians on assorted projects, particularly in the field of Public Art.

Chris Meade

Chris Meade is a new media writer and Director of if:book. He has worked extensively with Snug and Outdoor on creative consultation projects and group poems made with schools and communities.

Sarah Butler

Sarah Butler is Director of UrbanWords. She has published a series of articles and papers exploring the ideas presented on this site in more detail.

German Gym

Know Your Place was a panel debate discussing the role and potential of place-specific writing residencies. It was hosted by UrbanWords and Spread the Word, and featured Lemn Sissay, Tamsin Dillon, Charles Beckett and Kat Joyce. The audio from the event, held at the German Gym in King's Cross in February 2010, is now available online.