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Edge Effects

Frontiers in Retreat was a five-year collaborative project that fostered multidisciplinary dialogues on ecological questions within a European network formed around artist residencies. The project set out to examine processes of change in particular, sensitive ecological contexts within Europe, to reflect them in relation to each other and to develop new approaches to the urgencies posed by them.

Edge Effects marks the conclusion of Frontiers in Retreat, which was presented through a series of eight satellite exhibitions which took place across Europe from July to December 2017 and in Seoul in 2018. For more information on these visit: Frontiers in Retreat- Edge Effects

Edge Effects: Glasgow
In July 2017 Scottish Sculpture Workshop presented Edge Effects Glasgow; a programme of workshops, talks, walks, film and performance that explored the complex co-dependencies between ecological, social, economic, and political phenomena.

A full description of the Glasgow programming can be found here

Edge Effects: Lumsden
In November 2017 we brought the essence of Edge Effects back to SSW for the Lumsden Weekender, inviting people to come together and experience some of the permanent works made by artists on residency through Frontiers In Retreat.

A full description of the Lumsden programming can be found here

Edge Effects library
The Edge Effects library is made up of a series of reading lists selected by:

Brett Bloom and Ximena Alarcon
Mele Broomes

Taru Elfving
HIAP (Helsinki International Artist Programme)
Interfaces for Empathy
Mari Keski-Korsu

Peter McMaster

Richard Skelton

Scottish Sculpture Workshop

You can download a PDF of the Reading Lists here: FiR Edge Effects Reading Lists

This library is shape shifting, evolving and open to suggestions for its development. Through it we aim to find ways to question knowledge hierarchy, find ways to embed lived and felt experience into it and inspire new learning experiences.

Frontiers In Retreat was organised by HIAP – Helsinki International Artist Programme in partnership with Mustarinda, Finland; Scottish Sculpture Workshop, Scotland; Interdisciplinary Art Group SERDE, Latvia; Cultural Front -GRAD, Serbia; Centre d’Art i Natura de Farrera, Spain; Skaftfell – Centre for Visual Art, Iceland; and Jutempus, Lithuania.


Frontiers in Retreat is funded with support from the European Commission. This communication reflects the views only of the author, and the Commission cannot be held responsible for any use which may be made of the information contained therein.

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