Kitchen Monument comes to Liverpool


Between Sunday June 8th and Thursday June 12th 2008, the Kitchen Monument will take root in various locations across Bootle and South Sefton. The week long series of discussion events in the Bootle and South Sefton areas of Merseyside is in collaboration with German architect practice raumlaborberlin.

raumlaborberlin created the Kitchen Monument structure as a high profile and unique venue for local people to come together and discuss issues around the changing environment and regeneration. The programme which will unfold in Bootle and South Sefton will look at the impact specific buildings and local resources, such as the Leeds – Liverpool canal, should have on the re-imagining of an area.

We would very much welcome your attendance at one of the events as part of the week long discussions. Click here to download a pdf programme.

The Art for Places project is a three year demonstration project developed from a unique partnership between NewHeartlands, Liverpool Biennial, three leading RSL’s in Merseyside (Vicinity, Plus and Riverside), Arts Council England North West, and Liverpool, Sefton & Wirral City Councils. The project will explore how best to integrate art into regeneration areas as part of the Housing Market Renewal (HMR) programme.

This will be done through the commissioning of artworks for the public realm as part of the HMR regeneration process in each of the three local authority areas across Merseyside. The aim is to complement good urban design through a focus on the social investment in public open space and to aid the design of neighbourhood schemes which go beyond the purely functional and create places that reflect the aspirations, identity and life of a particular place or community.