Thursday, June 24, 2021

CITIES

Culture

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...

Design

On 9 July 2019, I had the pleasure of chairing a panel and audience discussion at a well attended Manchester International Festival...

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...

LET'S GET THIS DONE

Observations in paint: “What procedures?”

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

Politics

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...

Raj Loomba: the widows’ voice

The lot of a widow is shocking in many parts of the world, the sorrow of losing her husband compounded by...

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...