COaST is a research and knowledge exchange group based at Canterbury Christ Church University, bringing together a range of researchers and stakeholders who have a shared interest in the cultural dynamics of the seaside towns.
We consider culture and creativity in the widest sense, including gentrification, architecture & design, heritage, tourism, the visual arts, literature, performance, festivals & events and, of course, food and drink.
Dr Andrew Jackson and Dr Jane Lovell
The conference brings together a range of key researchers, artists and speakers for a stimulating discussion of the role of culture in coastal towns.
The 2014 Folkestone Triennial and Whitstable Biennale and the bold "East Kent: A City Imagined" City of Culture bid demonstrate that culture is central to the region's wellbeing. The conference offers a chance for delegates to get an early glimpse of Turner Contemporary's major new Mondrian exhibition, which is the centrepiece of Margate's Summer of Colour event.
Seascapes: The Cultural Life of Seaside Towns
28th May 2014
One-day conference, Turner Contemporary
COaST (Cultural Offers at Seaside Towns) research group
Canterbury Christ Church University
Part of Canterbury Christ Church University Business School