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Writing for Practice Forum # 11 (Writing for Practice Forum @ MARs)

  • MARs seminar room, Art Research Building, Goldsmiths 45 Lewisham Way London, SE14 6QD (map)

Presenting writer: Debbie Kent (Visual Cultures, Goldsmiths)

Respondent: Peter Ainsworth

Artist and PhD researcher (Goldsmiths) Debbie Kent will present text, sound and video from an audio walk in progress, exploring the landscapes and soundscapes of east London Docklands. Artist and researcher in Visual Cultures (Goldsmiths) Peter Ainsworth joins us in discussion.

Artist and PhD researcher (Goldsmiths) Debbie Kent will present text, sound and video from an audio walk in progress, exploring the landscapes and soundscapes of east London Docklands. Artist and researcher in Visual Cultures (Goldsmiths) Peter Ainsworth joins us in discussion.

Artist and PhD researcher (Goldsmiths) Debbie Kent will present text, sound and video from an audio walk in progress, exploring the landscapes and soundscapes of east London Docklands. Artist and researcher in Visual Cultures (Goldsmiths) Peter Ainsworth joins us in discussion.

Artist and PhD researcher (Goldsmiths) Debbie Kent will present text, sound and video from an audio walk in progress, exploring the landscapes and soundscapes of east London Docklands. Artist and researcher in Visual Cultures (Goldsmiths) Peter Ainsworth joins us in discussion.

Artist and PhD researcher (Goldsmiths) Debbie Kent will present text, sound and video from an audio walk in progress, exploring the landscapes and soundscapes of east London Docklands. Artist and researcher in Visual Cultures (Goldsmiths) Peter Ainsworth joins us in discussion.

Artist and PhD researcher (Goldsmiths) Debbie Kent will present text, sound and video from an audio walk in progress, exploring the landscapes and soundscapes of east London Docklands. Artist and researcher in Visual Cultures (Goldsmiths) Peter Ainsworth joins us in discussion.

Artist and PhD researcher (Goldsmiths) Debbie Kent will present text, sound and video from an audio walk in progress, exploring the landscapes and soundscapes of east London Docklands. Artist and researcher in Visual Cultures (Goldsmiths) Peter Ainsworth joins us in discussion.

Artist and PhD researcher (Goldsmiths) Debbie Kent will present text, sound and video from an audio walk in progress, exploring the landscapes and soundscapes of east London Docklands. Artist and researcher in Visual Cultures (Goldsmiths) Peter Ainsworth joins us in discussion.

Artist and PhD researcher (Goldsmiths) Debbie Kent will present text, sound and video from an audio walk in progress, exploring the landscapes and soundscapes of east London Docklands. Artist and researcher in Visual Cultures (Goldsmiths) Peter Ainsworth joins us in discussion.

Artist and PhD researcher (Goldsmiths) Debbie Kent will present text, sound and video from an audio walk in progress, exploring the landscapes and soundscapes of east London Docklands. Artist and researcher in Visual Cultures (Goldsmiths) Peter Ainsworth joins us in discussion.

Artist and PhD researcher (Goldsmiths) Debbie Kent will present text, sound and video from an audio walk in progress, exploring the landscapes and soundscapes of east London Docklands. Artist and researcher in Visual Cultures (Goldsmiths) Peter Ainsworth joins us in discussion.

Artist and PhD researcher (Goldsmiths) Debbie Kent will present text, sound and video from an audio walk in progress, exploring the landscapes and soundscapes of east London Docklands. Artist and researcher in Visual Cultures (Goldsmiths) Peter Ainsworth joins us in discussion.

Artist and PhD researcher (Goldsmiths) Debbie Kent will present text, sound and video from an audio walk in progress, exploring the landscapes and soundscapes of east London Docklands. Artist and researcher in Visual Cultures (Goldsmiths) Peter Ainsworth joins us in discussion.

Artist and PhD researcher (Goldsmiths) Debbie Kent will present text, sound and video from an audio walk in progress, exploring the landscapes and soundscapes of east London Docklands. Artist and researcher in Visual Cultures (Goldsmiths) Peter Ainsworth joins us in discussion.

Artist and PhD researcher (Goldsmiths) Debbie Kent will present text, sound and video from an audio walk in progress, exploring the landscapes and soundscapes of east London Docklands. Artist and researcher in Visual Cultures (Goldsmiths) Peter Ainsworth joins us in discussion.

Artist and PhD researcher (Goldsmiths) Debbie Kent will present text, sound and video from an audio walk in progress, exploring the landscapes and soundscapes of east London Docklands. Artist and researcher in Visual Cultures (Goldsmiths) Peter Ainsworth joins us in discussion.

Artist and PhD researcher (Goldsmiths) Debbie Kent will present text, sound and video from an audio walk in progress, exploring the landscapes and soundscapes of east London Docklands. Artist and researcher in Visual Cultures (Goldsmiths) Peter Ainsworth joins us in discussion.

Artist and PhD researcher (Goldsmiths) Debbie Kent will present text, sound and video from an audio walk in progress, exploring the landscapes and soundscapes of east London Docklands. Artist and researcher in Visual Cultures (Goldsmiths) Peter Ainsworth joins us in discussion.

Artist and PhD researcher (Goldsmiths) Debbie Kent will present text, sound and video from an audio walk in progress, exploring the landscapes and soundscapes of east London Docklands. Artist and researcher in Visual Cultures (Goldsmiths) Peter Ainsworth joins us in discussion.

Artist and PhD researcher (Goldsmiths) Debbie Kent will present text, sound and video from an audio walk in progress, exploring the landscapes and soundscapes of east London Docklands. Artist and researcher in Visual Cultures (Goldsmiths) Peter Ainsworth joins us in discussion.

Artist and PhD researcher (Goldsmiths) Debbie Kent will present text, sound and video from an audio walk in progress, exploring the landscapes and soundscapes of east London Docklands. Artist and researcher in Visual Cultures (Goldsmiths) Peter Ainsworth joins us in discussion.

Artist and PhD researcher (Goldsmiths) Debbie Kent will present text, sound and video from an audio walk in progress, exploring the landscapes and soundscapes of east London Docklands. Artist and researcher in Visual Cultures (Goldsmiths) Peter Ainsworth joins us in discussion.

Artist and PhD researcher (Goldsmiths) Debbie Kent will present text, sound and video from an audio walk in progress, exploring the landscapes and soundscapes of east London Docklands. Artist and researcher in Visual Cultures (Goldsmiths) Peter Ainsworth joins us in discussion.

Artist and PhD researcher (Goldsmiths) Debbie Kent will present text, sound and video from an audio walk in progress, exploring the landscapes and soundscapes of east London Docklands. Artist and researcher in Visual Cultures (Goldsmiths) Peter Ainsworth joins us in discussion.

Artist and PhD researcher (Goldsmiths) Debbie Kent will present text, sound and video from an audio walk in progress, exploring the landscapes and soundscapes of east London Docklands. Artist and researcher in Visual Cultures (Goldsmiths) Peter Ainsworth joins us in discussion.

Artist and PhD researcher (Goldsmiths) Debbie Kent will present text, sound and video from an audio walk in progress, exploring the landscapes and soundscapes of east London Docklands. Artist and researcher in Visual Cultures (Goldsmiths) Peter Ainsworth joins us in discussion.

Artist and PhD researcher (Goldsmiths) Debbie Kent will present text, sound and video from an audio walk in progress, exploring the landscapes and soundscapes of east London Docklands. Artist and researcher in Visual Cultures (Goldsmiths) Peter Ainsworth joins us in discussion.

Artist and PhD researcher (Goldsmiths) Debbie Kent will present text, sound and video from an audio walk in progress, exploring the landscapes and soundscapes of east London Docklands. Artist and researcher in Visual Cultures (Goldsmiths) Peter Ainsworth joins us in discussion.

Link to texts will be available shortly

Debbie Kent: I work with sound, cities and walking. I'm currently making a set of audio walks tracking transformations in the urban soundscape for a practise-based PhD in the Visual Cultures department. I work with the spontaneous and transient; with disassembling language and retrieving detritus from the cracks in the everyday. In the past I've exchanged words from Bruce Springsteen lyrics with members of the public, reassembled news stories using only the conjunctions and articles, and read from the writings of George Perec after putting the pages through a shredder. Recently I have been working in collaboration with Russian artist Alisa Oleva as the Demolition Project, making work that explores ways of reimagining the city and our relationship with it, in London, Berlin, Belgrade, Vilnius, Ekaterinburg and Moscow. – dejakay.co.uk (live from 16.9.19)


Peter Ainsworth is a Senior Lecturer in Photography at LCC, UAL and undertaking a PhD in the department of Visual Culture at Goldsmiths. His work as an artist and researcher engages with new forms of the photographic - and particularly with ideas of where and how the image may be expanding through new technological processes. – https://www.peterainsworth.net/


The Writing for Practice Forum is based in the Mountain of Art Research (MARs) at Goldsmiths College, and is organised by artists and researchers Kate Pickering and Rowena Harris. The forum is a peer led discursive space to gain valuable feedback on imaginative or experimental approaches with text-based material. It is open to all researchers within Goldsmiths, other CHASE institutions and beyond as either presenting writers or discussion participants and requires no prior knowledge or preparation, other than an interest in developing a deeper understanding of writing as part of practice based research.

Prior to each forum, the presenting writer chooses an excerpt of their own writing, alongside another short text by a related author as a frame of reference for the discussion. The researcher has the opportunity to invite a guest respondent to participate in the forum. Texts are available online beforehand, but pre-reading is not mandatory; we read the texts aloud at the beginning of the discussion. Researchers can attend as many or as few of the forums as their commitments allow, but are required to sign up for the session in advance.