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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...

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...

Design & society: “local community should be involved”

“When they're designing things in cities, local community people should be involved, because it is we that are actually going to...

South London: the new hotspot?

SouthBank IQ is a research study and consultation document by Images&Co that evaluates the potential for innovation-led growth in South London. The...

People and heritage

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

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...

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...

Exhibition brings People’s Park to life

Between the café and the lake right in the centre of Finsbury Park, 10 large A-frames present a preview exhibition of images...

What makes a great city?

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

Northern Powerhouse Mk. III

The Northern Powerhouse Mk III is just around the corner, but how will it compare with its predecessors? The...

Eindhoven on the map

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

Manchester launches a design manifesto

This is the text of the statement issued by Manchester City Council and Design Manchester on 19 October 2018
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Safe Space, a new art workshop programme for older or vulnerable adults and carers designed “for lockdown and beyond” is launching...

Observations in paint: “What procedures?”

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Ivo Peart: “Cummings and goings in Downing Street”

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