Introducing: Placed Academy

Latest in the New Ideas series You’ve heard a good deal about Placed on here before. Working together at Ed’s Place last September, then the architecture, planning and design events they’ve run now for so many young people. And also how they’ve turned consultation into a good and creative thing throughout the North West, by […]

In Liverpool: Walking, Rotating, Debating

This was one of my favourite kind of days, the variety kind. A good amount of walking, sunny but not too hot, chance meetings with friends, time alone in quiet corners, Liverpool looking mostly gorgeous, some sorting stuff with other friends, before two events to top off the day. This was my yesterday. Mostly in […]

Ed’s Place: Coming Soon to George Henry Lee

Today I want to tell you about something else that’s going to be happening in the former Georg Henry Lee building in the middle of Liverpool.¬†Along with the now open Independents Biennial that I told you about the other day, in a few weeks time the much beloved building will also become Ed’s Place. ‘What’s […]

Better Places Together: Introducing Ed, the camper van

There’s an organisation I really admire in Liverpool, called PLACED.¬†Stands for PLACE EDUCATION. I’ve worked with them in the recent past and been friends with their founder Jo Harrop for a good long time. Today just off Bold Street they launched their Better Places Together programme and their special new friend, Ed the camper van. […]

The Paradise Project

The making of Liverpool One. If you’ve been reading this blog for a while, you’ll probably know that I have arguments with Liverpool One. Loved by many and successful though it is, I don’t go there much, preferring a more independent version of Liverpool around the fringes of our moved city centre. I’m also unhappy […]