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The role of the artist who engages with people as part of their work #3

Waymarking C.I.C.’s work regularly involves working face to face with groups of local people living and working in particular places/neighbourhoods, bringing in artists (Waymarking Freelancers) wherever possible. Although of course, this last year where possible this work has transferred online, … Continue reading

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The role of the artist who engages with people as part of their work #2

My work with communities is mainly in places where local people feel they are not part of the decisions being made about their neighbourhoods, they feel excluded and without an individual or collective voice. I recognise the value of working … Continue reading

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The role of the artist who engages with people as part of their work #1

Recently I’ve been reflecting on the role of the artist who engages with people as a part of their practice. Waymarking has been lucky to work in partnership with several experienced visual artists in the last four years, who work … Continue reading

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Agency, empowerment and the role of co-production when working with community groups #1

I’ve been thinking about co-production and discussing the subject with colleagues in the last year or so. I’m interested in individuals and communities (of place, interest or identity) having more agency in how their neighbourhoods are developed. This agency is … Continue reading

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Musings on Markets #4: How to find ways to solve issues of gentrification?

Following directly on from my previous post on street food and artisan markets – this post considers their relationship to the traditional market. These new food halls and artisan markets aren’t delivering what the traditional market does. They are considered by … Continue reading

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Musings on Markets #3: markets as destinations and social spaces

Over the last few years a new trend in markets has been very popular; artisan, craft and street food markets have been springing up in cities and towns across the country and in Europe. These are seen by those managing … Continue reading

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Musings on markets #2: traditional markets, traders stories & opportunities to explore

In Sara Gonzalez and Gloria Dawson’s report ‘Traditional Markets under threat – why it’s happening and what traders and customers can do’[1], which researches and reports on current issues for traditional markets. They define a traditional market as: ‘A traditional retail … Continue reading

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Levenshulme Close Up #1

Having become a resident of Levenshulme recently, I’m going to undertake series of blog posts over the next year or so, that look at the neighbourhood in close-up, in detail, at textures, patterns and surfaces. I saw these collages on … Continue reading

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InspiralLondon – re-imagining the built environment #3

Several artists spoke at InspiralLondon’s Friday event, including Alberto Duman and Claire Qualmann. Artist Alberto Duman described his recent Leverhulme Trust Funded project ‘Music for Master planning’. It focusses on the area of Newham, London – which he described as … Continue reading

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InspiralLondon re-imagining the built environment #2

This second post unpacks some of Rebeka Clark’s presentation at InspiralLondon Festival in September 2016. Rebecca is the site manager of Stave Hill Ecological Park in Rotherhithe, London, where the Friday events for the festival took place. The park has been … Continue reading

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