Diane Dever

Diane Dever is an inter-disciplinary artist/curator/producer who works collaboratively to explore the intersections of public, private and liminal space.

Her work seeks to provoke insight into how urban space is experienced, quantified, produced and understood. She does this by making interventions in public space and by curating festivals, projects and events. She is interested in the notions of ‘the Civic’ and ‘Public’ and how the creation of opportunities in art-making or business enables a holistic approach to development of universal benefit.

Since 2008 she has led Folkestone Fringe an arts development agency in Folkestone.

In 2015 she was given responsibility for the curation – as a social space – of Folkestone’s Harbour Arm, a one kilometer long ferry and railway terminal undergoing extensive restoration. This has become a thriving public space and food destination.

In 2015 she convened the Urban Room Folkestone, a place for people to learn about the past and present of the town, and to debate, discuss the future of Folkestone.




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