With Homebaked: Designing

A Saturday afternoon here, spent as a member of Homebaked Community Land Trust looking for inspiration, as we now near the end of our first, year long phase, doing the basic design of the new building that will eventually rise next to the Homebaked Community Bakery.This is a day of two architects, both at the […]

Celebrating our place: The Liverpool Awards

So the judging panel have met and the awards are made. In some strange and convoluted ways, as you’re about to find out. But this is Liverpool. We do things in our own way here. A panel of ten, selected by the random chance of who felt like turning up on a brightly cold night. […]

The Liverpool Awards: What do you reckon?

The next ‘a sense of place Iive’ happens Tuesday 2nd December. Next week at the Everyman Bistro. I hate awards shows and ceremonies with all their exploitation, false bonhomie and raging competitiveness. So, being contrary, I’ve decided to give some awards out in a cheaper and much more cheerful way than the usual dickie-bowed bonanza. […]

‘Going live’ at The Everyman

I can’t say I wasn’t a bit nervous as I got off the 80 bus by the Philharmonic Hall and walked along to The Everyman. It was half five and, after a cloudless blue day, finally early winter arriving, it was already a black dark night. Will people come out to this? Tom Lang who runs […]

The Liverpool Lanterns

Coming up right now, 1st November. We love a good do here in Liverpool. And if it comes with costumes and fireworks even better. Yesterday when I was in town people were queuing up outside the fancy dress shop in Bold Street. While across the road in Oxfam I had to struggle to reach the […]

How buildings learn: Evolving The Ev

In which views are exchanged and an idea is had. I’ve written before on here about one of my favourite architecture books ‘How buildings learn: What happens after they’re built’ by Stewart Brand. And I’ve been talking about it this week. Talking about it in our new Everyman with Artistic Director Gemma Bodinetz and Executive […]