MADE has a new Flash website, www.makingsenseofplaces.co.uk

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“The project gathered the evidence for what makes places distinctive [ and ] developed a series of alternative visitor guides focused on five towns in the West Midlands. […] Artist Simon Whitehead revealed the Ladywood area in Birmingham through residents’ voices, views and paths less trodden. In Rugby, local people joined Eric Gaskell (local artist) on a walk, to uncover something new about the town by “˜looking up’. Horticulturalist Pamela Smith and Architect Joe Holyoak, were joined by local people on a walk to uncover the specific and distinctive flora of Market Drayton. Claire Wood (Textile Artist) viewed Tamworth through the eyes of young people following a walk with local people, young people and architect Marco da Cruz as well as bespoke shirt appliqué workshops. Artist Gerard Mermoz and Architect Alun Nicholas took a walk with local people to examine the specific and distinctive aspects of Dudley as defined by locals.”

Should you wish to be MADE’s new Head of Cultural Programmes in Birmingham, they have the vacancy on offer now. More info from sally -at- made.org.uk