urban (col)laboratory Manchester
// Performative research, walk and lecture video / Piccadilly Gardens, Manchester (UK) / Get Lost! Psychogeography festival, 6 June 2008
Based on an on-site research including interviews with passerbys, participant observation and performative disruptions, 'Blind Spots' was a performance lecture at Piccadilly Gardens in Manchester. The lecture walk combined performance and architecture, practice and theory, intervention and lecture to look at the city as a stage for every day performances which construct reality. We focused on what can be done and where and offered a socio-spatial critique of these structures alongside inviting the audience to playfully intervene in the routines of Piccadilly Gardens. The on-site research and the performance lecture formed the base for this lecture video.