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Hulme Sweet Hulme 2009

Revisiting Hulme Sweet Hulme 10 years on. This MMU Public Engagement Fellowship was a collaboration with groups in Hulme, South Manchester. The wide ranging partners included ESOL classes and those new to Britain who created hand sewn maps and flags of home; After School clubs who made a patchwork from old OS maps, Hulme Garden Centre who sowed a living map of Britain using sedums, Venture Arts who sewed maps of their journeys to Hulme and Manchester MIND who designed and made a quilt celebrating their organisation. This was shown again in 2019 in their 30 Objects that made MIND, in acknowledgement of 30 years of the organisation in Hulme.

Maps and mapping  linked all the groups providing a tool to communicate information including politics, narrative and identity. Work took place over a six month period and culminated in a exhibition at Z Arts in Hulme, where every one came together to share in the creative endeavour.

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.

 

Published: 10th October 2019
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