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Ridyard, S., Griffin, P.G., 2015.

UWE / Moleskine Reportager Award 2015 (shortlisted)

Output Type:Exhibition
Venue:UWE (University of Western England), Bower Campus, Bristol
Dates:May 2015
Number of Works:1

You May Look at a Building tells the story of One St. Peterís Square, a new iconic commercial office development in central Manchester (architect Glenn Howells). The drawings are made on location and illustrate views from and around the building, placing it clearly within its city context. The accompanying words draw on the recent past. They are not a history lesson, more an atmosphere. They speak of a grand hotel, theatre, library; the incidents and attitude that make St Peterís Square such a significant place in the city. Regeneration and refurbishment work best when they reflect and echo the past, through history and anecdote. You May Look at a Building attempts, in sketches and words, to draw identity as this vital space undergoes upheaval and change. Together they acknowledge that place always exists between past and future.