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We need to talk about Hanley…and the living body.

We need to talk about Hanley…and the living body.

During my recent interview with the Urban Planner, Mick Downs, I asked a series of questions about the geography of the area I’m studying and the validity of some of the artistic methods I am developing. My next question was What, geographically speaking, prevents the people of Stoke-on-Trent connecting with each other…

Geography, motives and ideas on permaculture

Geography, motives and ideas on permaculture

Last week I had the pleasure of interviewing Mick Downs, Director of Urban Vision CIC, based in Burslem Stoke-on-Trent. I had some questions for him regarding the geography of Stoke-on-Trent and whether the physicality of the city has an impact on the social and cultural quality of the city. In…

Questioning the Community #1 Q. 5

Questioning the Community #1 Q. 5

The last question of my first public survey was Out and About in Stoke-on-Trent, Where is your most favorite place to go?   I can’t say I was surprised by these results, they show that people like to get out of the city into a more natural state, which is arguably…

Questioning the Community #1 Q. 3&4

Questioning the Community #1 Q. 3&4

The second instalment of my first round of public questioning concerns how people act and react in their town centres. 50 members of the public were asked When you’re out shopping in town, how do you go about it?   This chart represents the answers I got, which shows an…