Sustainable Stories Exhibition
Date: Oct 23, 2012
Sustainable Stories press release
Sustainable Stories is an interactive exhibition to share and provoke discussions about the future of Greater Manchester. It aims to engage the public in a shared conversation about challenges, issues and solutions to make Greater Manchester more sustainable. The exhibition is part of the ESRC’s Festival of Social Science and draws on the work of the Greater Manchester Local Interaction Platform for Mistra Urban Futures.
The exhibition takes place at CUBE Gallery, Portland Street, Manchester, M1 6DW between 3-6 November. The opening times are Sat/Sun 1200-1700 and Mon/Tue 1200-1730.
The exhibition is organised around the themes of the Mistra Urban Futures centre:
- FAIR Cities
- Green Cities
- Dense Cities
How is the exhibition interactive?
Visitors will be able to leave their own stories about sustainability in Greater Manchester with Community Researchers who have designed and tested their questions in their own neighbourhoods. These stories will then be illustrated directly in the exhibition space by specialist artists and visual minute-takers. As more people attend the exhibition, the conversation will ‘grow as if alive’. A collective conversation will take root and grow about sustainability in Greater Manchester.
What else is at the exhibition?
- Speakers Corner: invited representatives of local organisations and groups tell their story on sustainability (3-4th November only, 1300 and 1500)
- Exhibition of community stories, gathered by community members
- Exhibition of artwork and short film produced by the Ecoschools Team at Temple Primary
The Sustainable Stories Exhibition invite can be viewed here.
The Launch and Workshop
The launch of the exhibition will take place on Friday 2nd November, 1230-1400. The exhibition will be launched by Sir Richard Leese, Manchester City Council. Professor Martin Hall, Vice Chancellor of Salford University, will also speak at the launch.
A workshop will follow to discuss the work and findings of the Greater Manchester Local Interaction Platform, led by SURF for Mistra Urban Futures. The workshop is from 1400-1600.
Please note booking is required for the launch and workshop and places may be limited. Contact Vicky Simpson for further information on email@example.com