Cultivating Research: “Not Quite Urban?”
|Starts:||18:00 10 Mar 2015|
|Ends:||19:30 10 Mar 2015|
|What is it:||Seminar|
|Organiser:||School of Arts, Languages and Cultures|
|Who is it for:||University staff, Current University students|
|Speaker:||Dr. David Calder, Dr. Abigail Gilmore|
In this session, Manchester colleagues will present short papers on related themes of post-industrial place, space, and the performance of local identity. Followed by open seminar discussion.
Dr. Abigail Gilmore (Institute for Cultural Practices, University of Manchester) “Everyday participation between the park and the museum.”
Parks are important assets in everyday life, and can be the basis for building creative economies and social infrastructure. This paper considers findings from research in Cheetham Hill, North Manchester, which have led to a participatory project in Cheetham Park with Manchester Jewish Museum and Public Works on cultural memory, place and community.
Dr. David Calder (Drama, University of Manchester) “Reincorporation: Theatre, Work, and Memory in a Rural Town.”
The small French village of Corbigny has converted a derelict camera supply factory into a street theatre production centre in an attempt to become a rural cultural hub. This paper analyses the factory’s life and unlikely afterlife in order to explore changing urban-rural relations, the embodiment of local memory, and the work of theatre.
Dr. David Calder
Organisation: Drama, University of Manchester
Dr. Abigail Gilmore
Organisation: Institute for Cultural Practices, University of Manchester
Travel and Contact Information
Martin Harris Centre for Music and Drama