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Artistic Director

Dr Steffen Lehmann is Artistic Director of the �Back to the City� project.
He brings a wealth of international experience and extensive knowledge of curatorship to the project. His work, teaching and research demonstrate an enduring commitment to involve the local community in excellent exhibition projects about the contemporary city. He holds the Chair in the School of Architecture & Built Environment at the University of Newcastle, and is Founding Director of the s_Lab Space Laboratory for architectural Research and Design (Sydney-Berlin).

�The �Back to the City� exhibition is based on a continuing dialogue between the different disciplines, and different worlds will be engaging with each other in this collaborative site-specific endeavour�, he said.

�The installations will weave an artistic walking trail through Newcastle�s city centre, linking up public spaces, places that are not-done-yet and the waterfront foreshore, with the aim to challenge our conventional view of the city.�

Project Manager
Geraldine Bobsien

Geraldine is Public Art Curator at Newcastle Region Art Gallery and has played a curatorial and project management role in several key urban art projects for the city. She guest lectures in public art at the Newcastle Art School and The University of Newcastle, NSW and is a PhD candidate in the faculty of Education and the Arts at The University of Newcastle. Her research interest falls between critical theory and practice for urban art and design and looks specifically at the interdisciplinary practice of artists, architects and designers in urban revitalisation projects.

Back to the City is an initiative of s_Lab space Laboratory for Architectual Research & Design and is funded by The Newcastle Alliance, Honeysuckle Development Corporation & Arts NSW