3 min read - Wednesday 31st November 2021
‘What Kind of City?’, Rebuilding Post-pandemic Communities at Manchester’s New Exhibition
By Lois Freeman
Image description: A diverse group of women aged 50 or over who took part in Suzanne Lacy’s ‘Uncertain Futures’ project.
A new art exhibition has opened at the Whitworth Gallery in Manchester. ‘What Kind of City?’, by US art activist Suzanne Lacy, seeks to reinstate community autonomy by placing the future of Manchester firmly into the hands of its inhabitants. Running from 26th November 2021 to the 10th April 2022, the exhibition taps into the relationship between creative initiatives and community identity by asking visitors to imagine their dream Manchester, and explore how this could be achieved through art.
Image description: A young woman involved in the exhibition stands in front of tv screens showing archival footage of Suzanne Lacy’s Oakland project.