The City to Sea project brings together artists, photographers and urbanists to present and exhibit artistic, sociological and scientific research. Our aim is to organize public art projects-interventions, symposiums, exhibitions and educational workshops. Generating collaborative projects that explore how tourism, migration, urban ecology and biodiversity interlink with arts and cultural practice.
Thus transforming social perceptions, environmental and geographical links between cities, coastal towns and surrounding regions worldwide.

The City to Sea project developed from the artistic practice of Rebecca Locke whose recent work (Brooklyn / Bognor, Gold junk) explores her relationship with her hometown, Bognor Regis — a seaside resort of faded glory in South East England. Interest at Goldsmiths, University of London in this project developed into the concept of City to Sea, beginning with the 2011 symposium, curated by Rebecca Locke and David Kendall.

Locke and Kendall continue to generate new creative partnerships including a series of photographic workshops led by experienced photographers from Magnum Photos, in conjunction with practitioners affiliated with the City to Sea project. More recently the City to Sea project extended to include site-specific projects, exhibitions, film screenings, presentations and workshops exploring self-identity, memory, place and regeneration processes in and around Global coastal towns and cities. See what people have said about City to Sea.

The City to Sea team includes:

Rebecca Locke

Born in the UK, Rebecca Locke is based in New York City which has proved formative in the development of her installation art, film, photographic, sound and performance-based artwork. She is a graduate of Goldsmiths, University of London, and has studied at the International Center of Photography and the School of Visual Arts in New York City. She is a visiting fellow at the Centre for Urban and Community Research (CUCR), Goldsmiths, University of London and an inaugural member of the Association of Urban Photographers.

The City to Sea Project developed from Rebecca's practice, specifically her work based on her hometown Bognor Regis, UK and developed in 2013 in collaboration with Magnum Photos for a workshop series and screened exhibition at Urban Encounters, Tate Britain. Rebecca exhibits internationally and recent exhibitions include the Lab Film Festival, London; Visual Urbanism: Perspectives on Contemporary Research, The British Library, London; Festival de la Imagen, Manizales, Columbia and the first Bienal de Fotografía, Lima, Peru, which featured the artist's video and sound series Lugares qui fui and Wilder's Car. The artist's recent work includes the self-portrait and performance-based series, we are paper, we are celluloid, we are digital, exploring narrative identity and female role models, and is currently working on a video and sound project, E pluribus unum.

David Kendall

David Kendall’s practice explores how spatial, economic and design initiatives, as well as participatory practices, combine to encourage social and spatial interconnections or conflict in cities. Kendall utilises conversations, visual archives, collective memories, mapping, events and embodied experiences to activate and generate his photographic, film and site-specific projects. His photographs, spatial research and collaborative projects have been exhibited and presented internationally including Tate Britain, the South Bank Centre London, Københavns Universitet, Denmark, Jüdisches Museum Berlin and University of Oxford, UK. Kendall is a visiting fellow at CUCR, Goldsmiths, University of London.

Konstantin Sergeyev

Konstantin Sergeyev was born in Odessa, Ukraine, and moved to New York City at the age of twelve. Early in his teens he began photographing bands and crowds at punk rock shows, developing an interest in subcultures, minority groups and protest movements. He has since photographed squatters, Zapatistas, war veterans and many other groups. He graduated from Hunter College of the City University of New York with a BA in Studio Art focusing on Photography. His photographs have been published and exhibited worldwide, and have featured in New York Magazine (where he is also a photo editor), and the New York Times.

City to Sea

City to Sea
Estate of Rosemary Hawkins 2011