Wednesday, 23 February 2011

The Big Regeneration Debate - Manchester 2011

The Big Regeration Debate
Manchester 2nd March 6pm
Manchester Lecture Theatre, All Saints Building, Oxford Road, Manchester

GET OVER IT! recommends The Big Regeneration Debate hosted by the Manchester School of Art about the future regeneration of Manchester as part of Art School Conversations.
Featuring Sir Richard Leese, the leader of Manchester City Council, and figures from the city's creative industries, The Big Regeneration Debate is organised and presented by broadcaster and journalist Dave Haslam.

"We're inviting people who live or work in the city and who care about what the city is and will be."
"For two decades we've witnessed large-scale investment in property and retail, a higher profile for the city as a tourist destination and business hub, and as a capital of music and sport," says Haslam.
"We'll be asking what we have achieved so far, and more importantly, what's the way forward now we are in recession."

Tuesday, 8 February 2011

About the Symposium

In a time of economic austerity, political uncertainty and social crisis, how can the city move forward? GET OVER IT! will bring together a range of speakers from diverse disciplines to investigate methods for extracting potential from the current recession. Architecture, technology, sociology, politics, economics, culture and education all have a role to play in the reconfiguration of the city. Instigated by the MA Architecture and Urbanism students at the Manchester School of Architecture, the aim of the symposium is to address new creative opportunities for redundant city spaces and the broader built environment.