Tagged: Liverpool

from the land to the sea


The Space, an Arts Council and BBC collaboration, presents From the Land to the Sea. A film and performance made from BFI archive footage by award-winning director Penny Woolcock.

The Space has a rich collection of arts film and programming that include issues of landscape, urbanism, arts and culture. For those of you in the UK, it is live, free and on demand.


[un]natural limits

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[un]natural limits is an exhibition that opens at the Austrian Cultural Forum on 22 January. From 5:00pm the artist talk will include Mathias Kessler, Mierle Laderman Ukeles, Lois Weinberger, and the curators Dieter Buchart and Arnaud Gerspacher. This will be followed by an opening reception.

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growing city / shrinking city

By the early 1900’s Liverpool’s population had grown to almost one million people [1] with a significant immigration from Ireland. Due to the potato famine 300 000 Irish people arrived in Liverpool in the twelve months following 1847  – most of whom then emigrated to the east coast of North America.

New York’s population during that time (1950’s) was about 100 000 more than Liverpool’s, however, it continued to grow until the 1950’s where it peaked at just under eight million inhabitants [2]. Although New York’s population has remained consistent Liverpool’s shrunk dramatically. Liverpool now has almost half the population that it had a century ago.

[1] http://www.british-history.ac.uk/report.aspx?compid=41371

[2] http://physics.bu.edu/~redner/projects/population/cities/newyork.html

beyond spatial relations

The Liverpool New York collaboration is an investigation into the relations between Liverpool, in North-West England, and New York City on the East Coast of the United States. These cities, and the relations between them, are the focus of research that will culminate in design proposals that may interrogate, expose and build on their potential. Design solutions, in the form of installations, spaces, processes, structures, neighbourhoods and cities, will be presented. These proposals will be predominantly spatial, however, the relations between Liverpool and New York City go beyond spatial forms; these relationships are bound up with urban contexts of trade, migration, culture and ecology as well as global contexts of production, geography and economics. The two questions that the Liverpool New York collaboration asks are:

What are the unique conditions and relations between these great cities?

How can the potential of these conditions and relations be transformed into  site specific design proposals?