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Writing Place #5: Mapping the Jewish East End: Rachel Lichtenstein  & Duncan Hay

‘Writing Place: Creative-Critical Conversations’ is a series of six public events organised by the new Centre for Place Writing. In each event, a Manchester Met researcher will be paired with an artist or academic from outside the University to introduce their work and to discuss the relationship between creative and critical approaches to place. Ideas and issues that will be explored during the series include the power and problems of mapping, the representation of post-industrial geographies, and the relationship between writing and music. The fifth event in the series, ‘Mapping the Jewish East End’ will be held on Thursday 21st March 2019.

Rachel Lichtenstein is a writer, artist, and archivist. The author of a series of award-winning books on place, memory, and identity, Rachel’s most recent publication is Estuary: Out from London to the Sea (2016). Dr Duncan Hay writes about cities, culture and politics. He is currently writing a ‘detourned’ cultural history of the relationship between Manchester, the birthplace of industrial capitalism, and ‘psychogeography’, the revolutionary, utopian spatial practices developed by the Situationist International.

Rachel and Duncan will present their ‘Memory Map of the Jewish East End’: a collaborative project – involving three research units at the Bartlett Centre for Advanced Spatial Analysis, University College London – producing a new digital resource exploring space, place, and culture. They will also discuss, more broadly, the relationship between creative and analytical approaches to the history of the city.

Date: Thursday 21st March 2019

Time: 6.30pm – 8pm

Location: LB02, Number 70 Oxford Street, Manchester Metropolitan University

Tickets: Free – Available on Eventbrite: