PLACE TALKS is a series of visual lectures about location. It is an artist project presented by Nicole Lavelle and Charlie Macquarie with the Prelinger Library in San Francisco.

Bay Area artists, writers, designers, architects, archivists, librarians (and other curious people) share lectures on place-related topics, illustrated by content from the Prelinger Library's rich collection. PLACE TALKS supports the local creative community by creating a platform for exchange that encourages interdisciplinary practices and connects presenters and audience alike by the commonality of place.

PLACE TALKS has operated within the Artist-in-Residence framework at the Prelinger Library since its founding in 2015.




Read about the Fall 2016 Speakers!


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Learn more about Charlie and Nicole, the PLACE TALKS organizers, here.

The 2016 Spring and Fall seasons of PLACE TALKS are generously funded by an Alternative Exposure grant from Southern Exposure. Thanks, SoEx!

Check out our archive of past speakers and talks. Fall 2015 and Spring 2016

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