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Making Place Exhibition

This exhibition marks three years of Making Place, our long-term community programme looking at how we learn from the city of Nottingham and how we use public space. Come and explore an interactive archive of images, objects, sound recordings, and video from across the Making Place programme. Join us to celebrate, share, and reflect on past projects, and take part in a series of free events to generate ideas for the future.

Making Place critically engages with ideas and practices of city planning, regeneration, gentrification and ‘place-making’. Over the past three years, a series of collaborative projects have invited local residents to work with artists and designers to explore issues that shape local neighbourhoods. Alongside these projects, an ongoing series of events created a space for sharing knowledge and exploring themes of power, inequality, imagination, and commons in the city.

Through mapping, making, workshops, storytelling, walks, design, play, and public artworks, the programme has explored three central questions: What do places inherit, and which histories are preserved? Who imagines the city? And how can communities interrupt, activate and re-imagine public space?

With thanks to: Maraa, Jagdish Patel, Ben Harriott, Mill Allotments, Sam Metz, Nottinghamshire Clubs for Young People, Bahbak Hashemi-Nezhad, Lenton residents, Jo Wheeler, Mellers Primary School, Audrey Leach, Georgina Barney, Nottingham Black Archive, Vanley Burke, Chiara Dellerba, Edna G Olds Academy, Gina Mollett, Rebecca Lee, Ruth Beale, Jasleen Kaur, Voices That Shake!


Making Place is funded by Esmée Fairbairn Foundation, Near Now, Near Neighbours, Castle Cavendish, National Lottery Community Fund, Nottingham City Council, and the Windrush Day Grant.

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