SPACE STANDARDS // CHALKUP21 Art & Architecture Walk



“A drawing is simply a line going for a walk”

Paul Klee


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CHALKUP21 Art & Architecture Walk // Saturday 09 June 2018 // led by Gabor Stark


Here a few impressions of the spatial practice walk I led from Dover to St. Margaret’s Bay last week. I was invited by Dover Arts Development to orchestrate the event as part of the CHALKUP21 project, a new 21st-century architectural coastal trail that aspires to raise awareness and appreciation of contemporary art and architecture along the Strait of Dover. Linking together nine selected buildings and public artworks into a 17-mile coastal trail, the project focuses on contemporary art and architecture and aims to inspire a range of creative responses through video, photography, drawing and poetry.

Following Paul Klee’s dictum that ‘a drawing is simply a line going for walk’, the promenade was accompanied by seven linear constructions, the eponymous Space Standards, to explore the relationships between the coastal landscape and its built environment. The standard bearers, or ‘the merry band of modernist ramblers’ as Charles Holland put it, used the portable objects as sculptural yardsticks, took measures across Dover’s urban, infrastructural and coastal landscape, and produced transitory spatial drawings of potential architectures along the way.




A big thank you to all standard bearers, co-walkers & fellow photographers:

Alanoud Al-Radaideh // Alice Bryant // Danny Budzak // Yi-Peng Peppy Cheng // Philip Hutton // Joanna Jones // Kristina Kotov // Emilio Koutsoftides // Alf Löhr // Peter Morton // Declan Ralph // Petra Riemenschneider // Ines-Ulrike Rudolph // Daniel Stilwell // Ozan Topsogut // Nicola von Skepsgardh-Löhr


  • Start: Dover Priory Station
  • Site of the former Burlington House (1972 / demolished 2015)
  • Start/Finish Line (2011), designed by Alma Tischler Wood
  • Three Waves (2009), designed by Tonkin Liu Architects
  • Dover Sea Sports Centre (2010), designed by John Haynes & Simons Design Ltd
  • East Cliff / Port Of Dover Eastern Docks
  • Dover Totems (2017), designed by Elaine Tribley
  • White Cliffs Visitor Centre (1999), designed by Van Heyningen and Haward Architects
  • South Foreland Lighthouse (1793)
  • The Pines Calyx (2006), designed by Helionix Designs
  • Finish: The Coastguard seafront pub, St. Margaret’s Bay


CHALKUP21 // Another DAD project

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SPACE STANDARDS // Art & Architecture Walk in Kent, UK

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Art & Architecture Walk from Dover to Deal // Saturday 9th of June 2018

Start: 10.30 Dover Priory Railway Station

Finish: 17.00 Deal Pier Café




Museums in Context and Partnership

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I’m invited to talk about ‘The Friendly Army’ at the ‘Museums in Context and Partnership’ conference at the National Railway Museum in York. The conference aims to examine the role of heritage institutions in urban regeneration, and how museums, galleries and higher education might work together for teaching and research purposes, and to develop displays, exhibitions and programmes. Bringing together experts from the heritage industry, from government and business partners, and academic practitioners, the conference will serve as a space for discussion of both the benefits and challenges of such initiatives, as well as an ideas exchange on best practice. The conference is part of the ‘Railway Cultures’ project, a collaboration between the University of Sheffield’s Faculty of Arts and Humanities and the National Railway Museum.

Museums in Context and Partnership Conference

National Railway Museum, Leeman Road, York, YO26 4XJ

19 – 20 April 2018



Railway Cultures

EKR – The Friendly Army