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Market Town Programme Catalogue

Market Town Programme Catalogue Cover

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Description

This limited edition Market Town programme publication comprises visual and textual documentation of the Radar Market Town project (2016). Lithograph and risograph, printed by Rope Press.

http://www.arts.lboro.ac.uk/radar/project/market_town/

 

Detailed Description

This limited edition Market Town programme publication comprises visual and textual documentation of the Radar Market Town project (2016). Lithograph and risograph, printed by Rope Press.

Market Town was a programme of commissions and critical debate that focussed on the regeneration of the high street in Loughborough. As a pilot town in which the findings of the Portas Review are being tested, and with a University that is a leading centre for research into the future of retail, Loughborough was the ideal place to develop a series of commissions that would act as a form of action research. These commissions investigated the potential of artists, architects, designers and other creative professionals to develop work that reimagined the town as a destination for “socialising, culture, health, wellbeing, creativity and learning’” (the Portas Review), whilst seeking new ways to rethink and activate local economies. The overall aim was to use Loughborough as a case study to examine how we can redefine the role of the town centre to help ensure its long term future.

Through a parallel programme of workshops and talks, which began with a Think Tank event in January 2015, this project was committed to activating debate on key issues facing the town.

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