MA Show 2011

Manchester Metropolitan University

Faculty of Art and Design

Anne-Elizabeth Orton (1) Anne-Elizabeth Orton (2) Anne-Elizabeth Orton (3)

An exhibition of work by art, design, media and architecture students from Manchester Metropolitan University

Anne-Elizabeth Orton

This practice is concerned with how humans co-exist in urban environments. Following research into related issues that affect our habitation of cities including town planning, fear of crime and personal perspectives of place, it investigates how to use interaction to highlight areas of current concern in city spaces, especially those of civic identity, public ownership and social cohesion.

The work presented here is selected from a suite of projects that explore how existing relationships with place may be utilised as a starting point in improving quality of life in cities.

Can interaction with urban spaces and strangers in cities empower individuals to feel more positive about the area they live in?