Malls, Masses & Myths
After the riots which, if I read Dave Haslam in Manchester, England right, seem to have historical resonance with the Exchange Riots of 1812, rather than Peterloo in 1819, being an inchoate expression of frustration, Manchester has been cleaning itself up and asserting a civic identity with I Love MCR. The Manchester Evening News has promoted this with Jenson Button, the Helen Carter of the Guardian has written about it and there is the famous wall in the Arndale Centre, like the one in Peckham and elsewhere, where people have expressed there love for Manchester, all of which MOSI-ALONG love. You can follow or join in with the campaign on Facebook.
#Hashtags Most interestingly for us has been the development of the #100objmcr & #100mcr hashtags and some postings on the web of ‘A History of Manchester in 100 Objects‘ which are personal histories and memories of Manchester. Put together by David Roberts, Frances Bell and Pascal Venier (I think) they have, by remembering many stories related to place and images, add meaning and character to their memories of Manchester.
Cabinet of Curiosities; MOSI-ALONG (see the rest of this blog) has been involved with developing histories of Manchester through peoples engagement with the artefacts of economics (the objects in MOSI, such as the Baby Computer and the Avro plane, and much else) and community, the Cabinets of Curiosities that Peoples Voice Media have been filming.
September 23rd; So we happily align #mosialong with I Love MCR and hope that our Social Media Festival at the Cornerhouse on September 23rd can add more, new, positive memories to Manchester’s ever-evolving history…