Leeds: the survival of a city?
We would like to hold an interactive workshop and small exhibition based on findings from our research on the changing face of Leeds. With a starting point of ‘Leeds: the history of a civic city’ we have narrowed our research area to the changing use of space in Leeds, concentrating on five case studies; Kirkgate Market, the Corn Exchange, Royal Park School, Burtons and Tetley’s. These studies will track how the various areas have adapted, or in some cases been forced to adapt as Leeds transformed from its roots as an industrial centre to became a commercial and financial capital.
We will present this information through posters and various photographs (from the past and present) and hope to generate participation and debate through whiteboards/chalkboards, and a number of postcards asking questions relating to the specific case studies. The opinions that we gain from these postcards will then be displayed online as a part of the wider project and responses to the changing face of Leeds.
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