This project was funded by North West Development Agency and New East Manchester with support from the European Regeneration Development Fund and Manchester City Council.
A large number of extraordinary people have contributed in their own ways to both these projects and the remaking of this area. Although it is not possible to mention everyone, they are all in some way present in this work.
Making the Ancoats public realm, and the Peeps and Cutting Room projects:
I was privileged to work at different stages of the development of the ideas for the Peeps with artist/architect Dan Wrightson, Professor of Artificial Intelligence Noel Sharkey and artists Mary Wardle, David Ralston and Michael Ellison. They each brought a different creative perspective to the debate and challenged and shaped the artwork as it unfolded.
Dan Dubowitz, 2010