Georgiou/Tolley – “The World Lived Here: L8”

I was invited by Darryl Georgiou and Rebekah Tolley to discuss their work as part of the Culture Shifts project, overseen by the Open Eye Gallery in Liverpool. Alongside photographer Andrew Jackson, and the residents of Liverpool L8, they will be exhibiting part of their findings at the Gallery on October 5th, alongside the Granby Four Streets Community Land Trust (Granby CLT), situated in Toxteth in Liverpool. The CLT itself grew out of residents’ decades long campaign to oppose demolition and re-build their community through creative community action.

Georgiou and Tolley both hope that this project, which they’ve entitled “The World Lived Here: L8” will discuss the ethics of artists working with communities on funded projects, and also discuss the differences between urban renewal , gentrification and redevelopment.

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Paradise/Palimpsest Birmingham

1 a manuscript or piece of writing material on which later writing has been superimposed on effaced earlier writing.
◦ something reused or altered but still bearing visible traces of its earlier form.”Sutton Place is a palimpsest of the taste of successive owners”

A few photos I took today whilst out and about in the City Centre.

With my back to Broad Street I headed towards New Street via Centenary Square and the Fletchers Walk Subway.

My attention was drawn towards the juxtaposition of buildings under construction superimposed on the landscape.
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