Sunday, September 20, 2020

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Back to the future: the memory of place

These personal reflections on cultural regeneration, place and memory expand on a presentation Thea made at Design Manchester's Liveable Cities conference...

Eindhoven on the map

How a city’s commitment to design has shaped its image on the international stage On Wednesday 24 October, Tottenham...

Tom Bloxham: “We are not delivering units”

The railway arches at Mayfield, a stone’s throw from Piccadilly Station, is what all of Manchester was like when Urban Splash...

The world of elective intrusion

Presentation delivered at a Close & Remote symposium on secure cities at Deptford Lounge in south-east London on May 9, 2013.

Coming : Being : Going. The Michael Clark Company IG Takeover

On 4 and 5 May, the designer Malcolm Garrett was invited to take over the Michael Clark Company Instagram account to...

Ernest Johnstone, paint manufacturer and Man City stalwart

ERNEST JOHNSTONE, who has died aged 86, was a much-liked northern industrialist, one of four brothers who built up Johnstone’s Paints...

Politics

Political writer Ivo Peart reviews strange goings-on at the heart of government in the first of his new columns for DOCUMENT....

Architecture

Tom Bloxham: “We are not delivering units”

The railway arches at Mayfield, a stone’s throw from Piccadilly Station, is what all of Manchester was like when Urban Splash...

Re-imagining Manchester: Creatives Making Place

In 1957, the historian A.J.P. Taylor wrote in the New York Times that “Manchester is the only English city which can...

RIBA North-West Awards: a poignant celebration

In these days immediately following the mindless attack at Manchester Arena, it is impossible to write about anything Mancunian except in...

Innovation

Back to the future: the memory of place

These personal reflections on cultural regeneration, place and memory expand on a presentation Thea made at Design Manchester's Liveable Cities conference...

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Observations in paint: “What procedures?”

Let's get this done Copyright © 2020 Simon Poulter What procedures? July 7, 2020
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From the archives

Cost recovery and open data in the UK

This paper was written to introduce the Policy Seminar on Public Mapping Data of the Institute of Urban Information.

UK Borders: a line in the sand

On 5 November 2008, Applied Information Group managing director Kasper de Graaf gave a presentation to the Sign Design Society about...

Freedom and the far right: Europe’s bewildering dilemma

The Dutch this weekend are conducting the kind of horsetrading held up by Tory newspapers before Britain’s election last month to...

Anne Boleyn: Mother of the Anglican Church

She may not have given Henry VIII the male heir he thought so important but, apart from giving birth to arguably...

Selected Reviews

Barbara Brown: the golden girl of Heal’s

Asked about his slogan “I miss my pre-internet brain” in an interview with the FT, the artist Douglas Coupland observed: “I...

How the Bauhaus changed the ’80s

The first ever creative collaboration between Kasper de Graaf and Malcolm Garrett – the October 1981 edition of New Sounds New...

Features

Observations in paint: “What procedures?”

Let's get this done Copyright © 2020 Simon Poulter What procedures? July 7, 2020

Safe Space: art for vulnerable adults in lockdown

Safe Space, a new art workshop programme for older or vulnerable adults and carers designed “for lockdown and beyond” is launching...

Coming : Being : Going. The Michael Clark Company IG Takeover

On 4 and 5 May, the designer Malcolm Garrett was invited to take over the Michael Clark Company Instagram account to...

Back to the future: the memory of place

These personal reflections on cultural regeneration, place and memory expand on a presentation Thea made at Design Manchester's Liveable Cities conference...

People and heritage

In 2019 – Finsbury Park’s 150th anniversary year – we celebrated with a programme of events including #Everything150, a contemporary archaeology...
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