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The Fabric of the City

@ VOL 16 ON JUL 12, 2018

Patti Issitt discusses her art: collages and mixed media composites using print, fabric and stitches. Patti aims to explore the emotional interplay between mother and daughter, the internal city of physical embodiment, and the deeper implications of scar tissue running deep into the soul as well as the body. It’s not uncommon for women to carry deep scarring: abdominal surgeries, caesarian sections, breast surgery for example. 

As the city, especially a city with walls such as York, becomes congested and immobilised by impingements to it’s circulatory system, so is the freedom of our body, both physical and mental, impinged by the scar tissue which we accumulate through our lives.

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Stories in Stitiches

@ VOL 16 ON JUL 12, 2018

Catherine Djimramadji weaves together her love of knitting and her interest in social, local and family history, telling stories through knitted stitches and patterns and exploring the role of knitting in York's history.

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Music, Leeds, Come Play With Me

@ VOL 16 ON JUL 12, 2018

Tony Ereira talks about how CPWM works within the rich fabric of Leeds’ many music scenes

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Fabric in artistic practice

@ VOL 16 ON JUL 12, 2018

Jade Blood discusses the importance of fabric through the development of her practice, whilst living in York and contributing to the contemporary art culture.

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St Nick's - The Green Heart of York

@ VOL 16 ON JUL 12, 2018

Ivana Jakubkova explains how the charity contributes to the city by having transformed a former rubbish tip into a thriving 24-acre wildlife haven and Environment Centre. Touching on some of the main constituent parts of York - from the Minster to the rivers - and their links to St Nicks, Ivana hones in on the biggest one of them all...

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Walking To Work

@ VOL 16 ON JUL 12, 2018

Adam Keay examines of how mindful walking helped him pull through a creative block with painting, and explored the techniques he uses in his works.

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@ VOL 15 ON MAR 16, 2018

Phil Bixby is an Architect and Certified Passivhaus Designer and will be spelling out what Passivhaus is all about, what benefits it brings, and why everything on York Central should be built to this standard. Just to really rub it in he’ll also explain how the Germans are doing it already.

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Identity and Heritage - York is full of both

@ VOL 15 ON MAR 16, 2018

With any development we need to make sure that the people of York have their needs and feelings put first and York Central will give our city a unique opportunity to do just that, whilst enhancing our rich history and culture! Dom Bielby will hope to show which aspects of York's heritage and identity York Central will allow us to develop, whilst hopefully giving good reasons as to why we should and what we need to avoid!

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Creating Sustainable Cities

@ VOL 15 ON MAR 16, 2018

Christian Vassie explains how creating sustainable cities requires citizens and politicians to park their differences on the energy transition and other environmental issues. With York having had no Local Plan or vision for its future for over 60 years as a direct result of the inability of its politicians and citizens to work constructively together, and with climate change an ever-growing challenge, we have to dump the party rosettes and get serious. Fortunately there are plenty of other cities across the EU to show us how it is done. 
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Changing Behaviour To Create Fertile Grounds To Innovate In Cities

@ VOL 15 ON MAR 16, 2018

Richard MacCowan delves into his experience of working with some of the world’s largest organisations to help them understand how they can look to biomimicry, not only as a tool for innovation to create more vibrate and places and spaces but integrating nature back into our cities. How. What. Why. Where. When. These are just some of the building blocks we will explore.

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Living less with the car

@ VOL 15 ON MAR 16, 2018

York remains a unique and attractive city, in part because it has always sought to deter cars from entering the city centre.  The historic core has been preserved by pedestrianisation, cycle routes, car parking policies, and park and ride.  But as the city grows, how do we nurture the city’s wider neighbourhoods to become less car reliant? Paul Osborne discusses how can developers tempt us with car-free living rather than automated double garage doors? And what do we all stand to gain from living less with the car?

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York Central - urban living for the 21st century

@ VOL 15 ON MAR 16, 2018

Inspired by the European cities she spent her youth in, Ulrike Bullerby envisages four, five and six storey housing with a mix of private and shared outdoor space. Cars will be kept at the periphery, so that people and an outstanding leisure facility for the whole city can take centre-stage!