Dr Steve Millington on Dislocating, Relocating Hulme

In his talk titled Dislocating, Relocating Hulme Dr Steve Millington from Manchester Metropolitan University spoke about Manchester’s infamous neighbourhood as a place which allows us to “explore all the successes and failures of town planning and management in this county.” He described Hulme as a place which is unusual in a British context as an area which has been flattened and reconstructed twice since the 1950s, and thus has experienced extreme dislocation.

Steve argued that the city is always an “unfinished project” and called for a reevaluation of our conservation values noting “the ugly gems of modernist architecture jar against the current more favourable smooth lines and postmodern sheen of New Manchester.”

Hulme is the subject of a new sculpture by Cyprien Gaillard to be erected in Whitworth Park in conjunction with the exhibition. The sculpture will recall Hulme’s 1960s iconic buildings by reclycling concrete from the Otterburn Close site on Birley Fields.

Follow Steve on Twitter here and for more information on Cyprien Gaillard see his artist bio here

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