Sunday, 2 May 2010

Local Distinctiveness
I have been reading a really interesting book called 'Local Distinctiveness: Place, Particularity and Identity'.

It is published by a group called common ground who have a very comprehensive website at:  I came across this publication after I had been doing some serious thinking about the purpose of my work and where it is heading. After considering my interest in the random markings that surround us on our city streets, decay, the pattern of age, regeneration and modernisation, I began to think about how these interests link in with ideas to do with our sense of place.

I am uncomfortable with 'new builds', corporate areas of the city that appear to have no character' no personality. I think a good example of this can be seen when looking at the city of Liverpool. It has a richness that I think Manchester lacks and yet it is very quickly becoming more corporate as big investors move in.

1 comment:

  1. Hi Hannah,

    I have also been looking at ideas that touch on this; I'll do a posting and share my thoughts. I think there is some useful overlap we can discus some time...

    Also I like the sound of that book is it in the library? I have looked at that website you mentioned, they have some helpful ideas...

    See you soon!