a cyanotype hanging on twine with buildings in the background

Business is Driven by Quarterly Results: ‘What Is Place?’ – Art Installation & Curation Workshop

Participants are welcome to reflect on the meaning of the area to individuals and how this can inform its curation and design.

(Participants are free to attend as little or much of the day as they wish)


Participants from the previous workshops of the series (or anyone new to the project) are welcome to reflect on the meaning of the area to individuals and how this can inform its curation and design, using photography and sculpture pieces produced during earlier workshops as part of this project – drawings and stories reflecting participants’ personal histories, cyanotype prints and cements casts of personal objects. Individually these outcomes form a representation of individuals and their identities. Curated together, they will represent the local community, inhabiting the public site, their collective identity and memory, as well as their desires for the space.


Together we will explore different versions of the way spaces can be designed using the visual representations of ourselves in this public site. Participants will be encouraged to build a world, a space that puts emphasis on how much it means to its users and considers them in its planning and design.

Each version of the arrangement will be recorded photographically and in drawings, feeding into the final installation which will be completed by the artist and Turf.


Lina Ivanova’s project ‘Business is Driven by Quarterly Results’ aims to give participants the opportunity to locate their own stories in the public spaces of Croydon, and to consider their future in the area.




Lina Ivanova is a London based artist, originally from Bulgaria. Her practice is process-led, multidisciplinary, primarily including photography and sculpture. Lina constructs multi-media installations as a means of negotiating the notion of place. Often rooted in her experience of migration, Lina’s practice explores narratives of displacement, family, history and heritage. Found objects, public and private archives and industrial materials inform her exploration into the relationship between background, class and status. Having graduated with a BA in Photography (2015), she co-founded Revolv Collective (2017) and completed a Postgraduate Certificate of Education (2018).

Part of:

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9 local commissioned artists & groups
( Aug 2023 )

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