Artist-led Map

Map of artist-led activity around the UK

We're pleased to incorporate an interactive map feature to the website, offering a resource for city-centric and regional focus, a visual directory of spaces around the UK. By no means a fully-comprehensive survey, the map will grow in time to reflect the ever-transient artist-led landscape, taking into account past spaces, and projects without a defined base or area.

Artist-led Space

S1 Artspace - Sheffield

“S1 gets under your skin a bit, people stay around for a while.”
Louise Hutchinson, Artistic Director at S1 Artspace gives us a 21-year history of the artist-led space, the nightclub below, economic crashes, studio parties, challenging landlords, and a future capital project, all of which form part of S1’s legacy.


Too Close to See

Saturday 25th Feb 2017

Two day programme at LARA in collaboration with School of the Damned, we'll be leading a group imagining around speculative artist-led spaces of the future. We aim to sketch out some of the practical structures necessary for building such a space of para-institutional independence, in parallel with some of the particularly contemporary hindrances to achieving this, grounding flights of fancy with reference to some of the barriers and struggles of 'really-existing' artist-led projects in the UK.


William Kherbek
Techno-Feudalism and The Tragedy of the Commons

An open discussion with William Kherbek, led by Emma Gradin and Sofa Gradin, invited by Doggerland.
Res. Enclave 50 Resolution Way, Deptford, London. SE8 4EL. Tuesday 29th November 2016. 19:00

Digital Texts

Emily Pope

Digital Texts is a new series of collaborations between Doggerland and other writers and artists, platforming creative writing situated around or in response to a wider artist-led/artist-fed culture. Broadly speaking, the writing hums with the lived-experience; fictional, personal, societal, niche, marginal or otherwise.

This Room is too Dark for a Friend is a collaboration between Emily Pope and Doggerland, mediating themes in the text to include video, audio and caesural display. The media at the top of the page will differ, determined by an automated script responding to Pope's location and whether she is at her flat or not.


Doggerland Journal Issue #2

Featuring the texts and essays 'Autonomism & the Art of Work: What's post-Fordism ever done for us?', a reframing of the role of the Autonomists in contemporary art theory by Tom Holland, 'arche; contemplating ends', a fragmentary text on archiving within the Anthropocene by Katarina Kelsey, 'In Limbo: Artists and Gentrification', a first-hand report on the developments at Balfron Tower by Helena Haimes and 'Welcome to the Smeuse-House', an historical and poetic survey of alternative rural instances of self-organisation by Kevan Manwaring.