WHERE WE LIVE/ 06-05-2015
Our first event will be about Hulme's regeneration. Over 20 years have passed since many of the buildings were completed and with the new MMU campus recently being finished, what better time to reunite and compare notes. Championed by David Rudlin, Director of URBED.
Booking: 4x4's are free to attend and open to all, but please let us know you are interested via eventbrite.
Speakers: Libby Graham, Michael Mayhew, Charlie Baker and Peter Marcus
Charlie trained as an architect, spent 20 years in hulme, co-founded homes, work & build for change co-operatives, designed the second phase, got the job to write the hulme guide to development, invented the community gateway model for stock transfer, co-created the design for change full participation urban design method, hundreds of masterplans done that way. Co-wrote the Greater Manchester domestic retrofit strategy, designed the cheapest most effective low energy refurbishments in the country and the method for calculating them, 19 houses done so far 25 million to go so set up red.coop to get on with it.
Libby worked in Hulme from 1985 firstly as a Community Development Officer and then as Social Programmes Manager for Hulme Regeneration. She then took on the role of Deputy Director of Hulme and Moss Side Partnership before moving to New East Manchester.
Her remit covered meeting the needs of residents from “birth to grave” and she was involved in initiating many community projects including DASH, the Zion Community Health Centre, Zion Arts Centre, play and youth projects, under 5s services and activities for older people. Her role as a facilitator and enabler led her in to organisational development in Rwanda and latterly Cunbria where she works and lives today.
Peter was one of the tenant leaders during the redevelopment of Hulme in the 1990s and went on to become a barrister in Zenith Chambers
and specialising in anti- social behavious work. As well as a deep knowledge of the law and best practice he also has many years of experience of dealing with ASB cases from the most serious to lower level but often very problematic cases.
In 1988 Michael Mayhew acquired a key for a flat in John Nash, Hulme.
Asked to do a fire work display for November 5th by the local green grocer Mayhew ignited one of England’s largest community style performance collectives, the anarchistic delight named Dogs of Heaven.
The concrete Brutalist architecture became, home, playground & back drop as people’s imaginations became a reality amongst the DIY culture of Hulme & Moss side. Dogs of Heaven set out to alter perceptions and aimed to galvanise place and people.
Michael Mayhew has an international reputation for ‘changing lives’ and is sited as ‘One of the most original and searching artists currently working in the UK.’ He presently resides in Coventry working on a 2-year project ‘City Arcadia’.