Promising Home – The People’s History Museum, Manchester

From October 29th to January 13th The People’s History Museum, Manchester will host an IUD ‘temporary research space’ in its Community Gallery. The research space will make available a range of photographs and materials we’ve produced while documenting the changing state of council housing in Pendleton, Salford.

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IUD Archive Image (2014)

Based in a tower block in Pendleton, we have been recording and researching the estate since 2004. The Community Gallery exhibit will highlight a wide range of images and research materials from this extended period of research that critically examines the estates recent transformation.

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IUD Archive Image (2013) – Walk with Dr Simon Faulkner & David Reeb

The Temporary Research Space will also have work produced by individuals who have undergone walking tours of the area with us. Their personal responses discuss issues about life on the estate, social housing today, the increasing privatization of homes and the growing housing crisis in Britain.

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IUD Archive Image (2015) – Walk with former resident of the now demolished Pear Tree Court

There will also be a number of public events and activities associated with the research space that will be advertised nearer the time. We invite you to come down, see the work and get involved.

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IUD Archive Image (2015) – Public walk that examined the decline of public spaces maintained by the Council for local residents

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IUD Archive Image (2016) – Walking tour with Pendleton Sixth Form Centre photography students. The walk examined what remains of dispossessed residents from a cleared site on Athole Street Salford

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