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Zoning – Fieldnotes Journal Writing Workshop
Past event

Max Ernst, Le Chale a fleurs de givre, 1926

A walking workshop exploring techniques of ‘place-based’ writing.

During this session, key texts and visual references will be used as departure points, looking at methods such as: concrete poetry, psychogeography and frottage, as ways of mapping the urban landscape through graphic scores, typography and language.

The group will take a walk through the local area and consider how acts of mapping and mark-making also involve poetry and the performative, inviting participants to explore and envisage techniques of notation between writing and drawing.

Through a series of short informal exercises participants will be encouraged to experiment with their writing, with a focus on process rather than outcome. 


Fieldnotes is a biannual print journal publishing new writing and artworks with a focus on practices that work between disciplines and against type. The purpose of the journal is to provide a test site for ideas and research; a space for experimental modes and new prototypes.  

The session will be led by Bella Marrin (Fieldnotes Editor, artist & writer) & Elaine Tam (Fieldnotes Contributing Editor, curator and writer). 

All levels of experience are welcome.

Refreshments and materials will be provided.