2020 brought the start of a new decade, with it came many possibilities to the environmental and sociological future of our towns and cities across the country. In 2007 Gordon Brown announced the designation of eco-towns and in 2019 Theresa May supported the funding for new Garden towns to be built across the UK to tackle the current housing crisis. The last 20 years of town planning across the country has shown that the profession and demand is still very much alive. As we enter this new decade it approaches 60 years of community life since the first post-war New Towns were designated, it is during this time that we can learn from the mistakes of the past with the design of these new villages of the future.
By exhibiting the incredible case study primary research that the 5th years have undergone earlier this year, not only do we celebrate the work, we can also share the information collected with the wider public. We can bring light to what design can enhance a community and what can hinder it. We can not close our eyes to its history and start afresh, it is this past that will drive the approaches of the future.
Posted 10 Mar 2020 17:58
SARAH HARDACRE EXHIBITION
Sarah Hardacre is a renowned artist who lives and works in Manchester and exhibits her work internationally. Her work is held in major public collections as she presents a series of collages and prints that use architectural photographs from local historical archives. Her work regularly features modular forms, brutalist blocks and a female figure that contrasts with the dominance of male architecture.
As a team we were fascinated by Hardacre’s work, but found further inspiration in the exhibition of her artwork. We found it useful to see how a portfolio of work is organised within a space to encourage a full range of movement and circulation around a gallery space. This is something that we have taken away from our visit and would like to implement in our group event.
WHO? Victoria Howarth & Bren O’Callaghan
WHAT? Gallery Tour
We are excited to announce that will be visiting Home Galleries in Manchester where we will be taken on a guided tour by Victoria Howarth and Bren O’Callaghan. We will have the opportunity to get an insight into three key gallery spaces including the Granada Gallery and Inspire Gallery alongside a backstage pass for a workshop on how to market and create a professional exhibition.