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Shadow Play

Liberation and Exhilaration in the Mancunian Night

17 September 2016

17 September 2016, Shadow Play. Image © Nick Dunn

Time 19:30 - 21:30

Duration 2 hours

Cost In order to keep our events programme affordable to everyone, please make a donation.  Suggested donation £3

Where now for the secret, the contemplative, the quiet and subterranean in our cities?  The question may no longer be what spaces we wish to engage with but when are they?  Join Professor Nick Dunn on one of his nocturnal expeditions.

The nocturnal city is a place and time within which escape from the measures and restrictions of the daytime is possible.  More specifically, it is a state of being.  Over the last few years Nick Dunn has spent many, many hours exploring this city, his home, at night.  During this time he has experimented with numerous methods for map making and documenting his experiences.  Some of his maps, notations, sketches and photographs can be seen in the Loitering With Intent exhibition.  This work considers the contemporary city as a series of systems, flows and processes, and is explored through experimentation which addresses the nature of urban space: its perception, demarcation and appropriation.  Nick is interested in walking as a cultural practice, the politics of space and the right to the city.The LRM

Nick Dunn is Professor of Urban Design at Lancaster University where he is also Associate Director at the Institute for Social Futures.  He has published numerous books related to architecture and urbanism and his papers have been published and presented internationally and collaborative creative work has been exhibited across the UK, China and the Ukraine.  His forthcoming book, Dark Matters: A Manifesto for the Nocturnal City, is to be published by Zero Books later this year.  Born in Salford, Nick lives in Manchester and nightwalks in both cities regularly.  This is an opportunity to join him on one of his nocturnal expeditions.

Part of the Loitering With Intent events programme.Arts Council England

Suitable for adults

  • Treat yourself to 15% off in The Left Bank cafe bar and 10% off in the museum shop when you attend an event at the People’s History Museum
  • Book a City Centre Trail for your group and explore Manchester’s hidden history

Booking Requirements:

  • Please note: the starting point will be sent to you when you book your ticket.  The walk will last approximately two hours and we will finish in a pub to continue our discussions
  • Please note event attendees must arrive at least ten minutes before the start time of the event, otherwise their booked space will be given to someone on the reserve list
  • Please contact the museum as soon as possible if you wish to cancel your reservation so your place can be given to another visitor
  • Please note all donations are non refundable
  • For further information please contact the museum on 0161 838 9190 or email events@phm.org.uk