Senior Project Officer for Regeneration at the Greater London Authority and co-founder of Public Practice, placing a new generation of planners within local government. Pooja explored the historic role and vision of the public sector, and the loss of faith in public planning. She then explained how Public Practice is seeking to reverse the trend by placing talented professionals into local authorities.
Senior Lecturer, School of Health and Society at the University of Salford. Suriya sought to make visible the intangible "architecture of ideas" that creates the unseen structures of domination. Coming from an anti-racist, anti- imperialist, feminist perspective she used the metaphor of the house to suggest how we might analyse and challenge pervasive ideas and concepts.
Architect and urban designer at URBED, an innovative masterplanning and urban design company based in Manchester. Lorenza explored the relationship between domination and democracy in the context of her adopted city, Manchester. She approached the topic from both a professional and personal perspective; as an architect working in practice and as a local activist living in Levenshulme with her family. Lorenza asks what the catalyst could be for a city of change made by all.
Dr Morag Rose founded The LRM (Loiterers Resistance Movement) in 2006. They are a Manchester based psychogeographical collective interested in public space, creative walking and uncovering the untold stories of the city. She is currently teaching Geography and Planning at The University of Liverpool, whilst working on publications based on her thesis Women Walking Manchester: Desire Lines Through The Original Modern City. Morag explored the value of truly public spaces and the ways in which walking can be a political, creative and cultural act.