Manchester / Liverpool (UK) ///
Newbetter/Joshua Bolchover and Shumon Basar, architects, Manchester/London
Remember Tomorrow: Hulme as Urban Myth
In the 1990s, the district of Hulme (Manchester) was completely torn down and rebuilt, for the second time in thirty years. In the 1980s, the residential blocks "Hulme Crescents" were particularly notorious. On the one hand, a vibrant subculture developed here; on the other, Hulme was considered one of the most dangerous districts in Manchester.
Joshua Bolchover, architect, Manchester/London, and Kevin Ward, urban geographer, Manchester
Re-imaging the City
Printed tablecloth, 250 x 130 cm, 2004
Diagrams document the local political change in the city of Manchester in the last twenty years - from municipal socialism to private entrepreneurism.
John Davies, photographer, Liverpool
Cotton Mills Revisited
8 photographs, b/w, 1982-2003
In the 1980s, the urban and landscape photographer John Davies took pictures of textile cities in the environs of Manchester. Now he has taken photos of the exact same spots, thus documenting the spatial consequences of de-industrialization.
Leo Fitzmaurice and Neville Gabie, artists/curators, Liverpool/Stroud
In the project Further up in the Air, artists were invited to live and work in an apartment building in Liverpool that had been condemned and that was already partially untenanted. The coordination office is reconstructed in the exhibition as a project archive.
G.L.A.S. (Glasgow Letters on Architecture & Space), magazine collective of architects and journalists, Glasgow
Spaces of Labour
Newspaper (edition: 10,000 copies), 2003-04
An extra edition of the newspaper Glaspaper on the changes in the worlds of work and their spatial forms in Liverpool and Glasgow since the beginning of the post-industrial age.
Ken Grant, photographer, Newport/Liverpool
30 photographs, b/w, 1989-1996
Long-term documentation of men, women, and children who have worked at the Bidston-Moss Garbage Tip on the northern outskirts of Birkenhead (Merseyside), recycling or reselling refuse.
David Haslam, DJ/writer, Manchester, with Aidan O'Rourke, photographer, Manchester, and Lee Thompson, music producer, Manchester
Tribute to the Haçienda
Installation: photographs and sound, 2004
David Haslam, former DJ of the famous Haçienda, follows the path of individual pieces of the club, which were auctioned off to fans after the club closed. He thus makes visible the emotional importance of this music culture and its role in the development of the city.
Kath Healy, retired administrator, Liverpool
Video, ca. 30 min, 2004
The video by Kath Healy, an older resident of the high-rise in which the project Further up in the Air was carried out, documents the remaining tenants' stance toward their approaching move to newly-built bungalows.
Tom Jefferies, Neil Swanson, and Dominic Wilkinson, architects/landscape architects, Liverpool/Manchester
Home Guard: Domestic Defense in East Manchester
Commentated photographs, 2004
An examination of the ways residents of residential districts respond to strongly-felt insecurity and the threat of crime.
public works/Kathrin Böhm, artist, London, and Andreas Lang, architect, London
Installation: game table and photographs, 2004
The interdisciplinary team public works illuminates the prospects and strategies of remaining residents in the mostly empty residential area Norris Green in Liverpool. Boot Rules is a collection of everyday rules promulgated and practiced by various actors.
Paul Rooney, artist, Liverpool
Hold the Line for a Moment
Video installation with 9 videos, 8 min, loop, 2004
The sound artist Paul Rooney is interested in the isolation manifested in the call-center work characteristic of times of structural change. The songs in the installation are based on telephone interviews with call-center employees.
Imogen Stidworthy, artist, Liverpool
Video installation, 2004
Scotland Road is a street and also a district in Liverpool that was torn down and partially rebuilt in the 1980s. This work is about collective memories and how the residents resettled at that time dealt with the loss of their familiar surroundings.
Tom Wood, photographer, Liverpool
Cammel Laird Shipyard
3 photographs, color, 1993-1996
Photos of a ship repair yard in Birkenhead/Liverpool shortly before it was closed down after a long strike.