The Place Makers: what makes a place and who does the making?

Where: Knowle West Media Centre, Leinster Avenue, Bristol, BS4 1NL

When: 05 March 2013 6:00pm to 8:00pm

Great places and loved spaces aren't just created by architects and engineers: this event and photographic exhibition shares the stories of some of the alternative community pioneers helping to shape Bristol.

Frances Gard has photographed community activists from across Bristol - Stokes Croft and Old Market to Southville and Clifton - vibrantly illustrating how different people are pursuing the same goal: making their community a better place to be.

Exhibition Opening See the unveiling of new portraits - Frances Gard has worked with young photographers from Knowle West Media Centre to explore who some of the next generation of Place Makers in Knowle West are.

Discussion Event Meet some of the community pioneers photographed for the exhibition, share stories, find out about pioneering tactics and tools that people are using to make the places they live better, and explore how this DIY energy can have a bigger impact on our cities.

Participants include: Leighton De Burca (Old Market Community Association), Ben Barker (Southville Centre), Frances Gard (photographer), Jeff Bishop (Place Studio), and Levi Hodge (Youth Moves). Video Screening Watch a new music video shot in the streets of Knowle West by local artist Makala Cheung.

Entry Cost: Free

Posted by: Melissa Mean | 18-02-2013

Contact the event organiser: melissa.mean@kwmc.org.uk

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