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Park Hill Reimagined – 7-9 November 2015, Sheffield

Posted on October 6 2015 in Events
IMG_2583As part of the Imagine project, Museums Sheffield, The University of Sheffield and residents of Park Hill flats have been working collaboratively to explore the past, present and imagined future communities in Park Hill.

Held in the Scottish Queen at Park Hill, the Park Hill Reimagined exhibition was opened by Kate Pahl, principal investigator of the Imagine Project and Professor in Literacies in Education at the University of Sheffield, followed by an overview of the project from Prue Chiles (Architecture, Newcastle University). Park Hill Reimagined was a small exhibition to present our emerging findings including photographs, quotations, paintings and new film footage.

This exhibition was a snapshot of ideas about Park Hill now and in the past. It hopefully offered some food for thought about what life is like living and working in this modernist block of flats.

We exhibited the work of the photographer Tim Smith, the painter Mandy Payne, and selections from the voluminous archive of Grace Owen nursery school. The children from Grace Owen took centre-stage with some recently created pictures of ‘their’ Park Hill.

This exhibition was featured in the 13th Annual ESRC Festival of Social Science.

A more extensive exhibition will be held in 2016 at Weston Park Museum. We are currently developing a film about the new Park Hill which will be part of a permanent exhibition at the Museum.