How Did Your Garden Grow?
TASC ‘the architecture school for children’ another exciting project drawing upon the city of Manchester as a rich resource
120 children from four schools from Moss Side and Hulme explored the story of Manchester Piccadilly Gardens, artists from tasc, heritage specialists, staff from archives + Manchester Central Library, North West Film Archive at Manchester Metropolitan University, staff and students from EdLab MMU and North west Heritage specialists.
The children involved in this project imaginatively peeled back the layers of time to chart the amazing changes Piccadilly Gardens has been through over the past 500 years.
This was a great opportunity for the children to have first-hand experience of exploring the city space, followed by interactive studio sessions in the city’s cultural venues, where they were encouraged to develop their own exciting ideas. Using archive film footage, collage, digital mapping the children reflected their understanding and created books about the gardens history and how they would like the gardens to evolve in the future. The project brought together all the work created by the young peopIe, families, community groups. The work was co-curated and formed an exhibition in Manchester Central Library. The Exhibition was opened by the Lord Mayor of Manchester and ran for six months.