The Hulme Sweet Hulme project was the result of the Public Engagement Fellowship in 2009. The project was a collaboration with groups and organisations in Hulme, South Manchester. Maps was the overarching theme involving an exploration of Hulme’s every changing landscape and its residents as well providing a tool which communicates a myriad of information including politics, narrative and identity. Work took place over a six month period and involved sewing, drawing and making maps in a wide variety of forms including a living one with the local community garden centre.
The slow engagement at the core of the initiative, enabled skill sharing and exchange of ideas as well as face to face discussion, activities in danger of becoming marginalised in today’s fast moving world.