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Author Biogs: Urban & Social Tapestries

Submitted by on October 19, 2007 – 12:28 am

Alice Angus, co-director of Proboscis, is an artist inspired by rethinking concepts and perceptions of landscape and human relationships to the land. Over the last six years Alice Angus has been creating a body of art work exploring the perception of the North and in 2003, she was the only non-Canadian to participate in the first Parks Canada residency in Ivvavik National Park in the Northern Yukon. She began a collaboration there with guide Joyce Majiski investigating issues of landscape, identity and the idea of the North, which took them to Glenmore Lodge in the Cairngorms, Scotland in 2004 and Klondike Institute for Art and Culture in Dawson City, Canada in 2005 for “Topographies and Tales” due to be completed in 2007. With Proboscis her work combines artistic and curatorial practice with illustration and animation and she is currently working on: ‘Lattice’ a 3 year project for the British Council’s Creative Cities initiative in East Asia; ‘Anarchaeology‘ a new commission with Render at the University of Waterloo Canada, to excavate stories and experiences in the Waterloo Region and ‘Snout‘, a collaboration with inIVA (Institute for International Visual Arts, London) and researchers from Birkbeck College exploring relationships between the body, community and the environment; Topographies and Tales (2004-2007). Recent projects include ‘Navigating History‘ a major series of commissions in libraries and ‘Landscapes In Dialogue‘ a web based series of video clips and essays inspired by the residency with Parks Canada.

Camilla Brueton was a research assistant on Social Tapestries at Proboscis from November 2005 to June 2006. She contirbuted to the eNotebooks created for the Robotic Feral Public Authoring and St Marks Housing Coop projects.

Giles Lane is Founder and Co-Director of Proboscis. Giles led both the Urban Tapestries project and the Social Tapestries research programme of projects.

Victoria Peckett was a team member on Urban Tapestries whilst studying for an MA in Media and Communications at the London School of Economics. Victoria contributed to the documentation and evaluation of the bodystorming event held at the LSE in April 2004.

Sarah Thelwall runs a small consultancy specialising in working with Creative Entrepreneurs on the development of their businesses. She uses a wide array of 3D objects as visual nmemonics for key learnings – the StoryCubes and eBooks are core tools in her various toolkits. For more information see

Nick West was a key team member of Urban Tapestries and co-authored the UT eBook for the Archilab exhibition in September 2004.

Orlagh Woods works for Proboscis as part of the core team with particular responsibility for creative development and evaluation.

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