Remembering Resistance: Memories of Protest

Connecting people, place and political power

Remembering Resistance is concerned with understanding how space and place influence protest dynamics. It's an innovative, interdisciplinary project that brings together theory and methods from urban design and politics. The project's ambition is to reveal the changing relationship between people and political power over time in the context of place.

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All images licensed for reuse under Creative Commons Licence: Image 1, © Copyright Tim Simpson; Image 2, © Mark Hooper; Image 3, © Copyright Stuart Grout; Image 4, © TTIP protest in Manchester; Image 5, © David Dixon

Project Team

BoykoBoyko Christopher Boyko Urban Design and Behaviour, Internet of Things, Protest/Resistance, Town Planning, Urban Sustainability, Wellbeing
Sarah Marsden Sarah Marsden 50th Anniversary Lecturer in Radicalisation and Protest in a Digital Age
PollastriPollastri Serena Pollastri visual design, information visualisation, speculative design, polyphonic design, urban+rural futures, food
Joel Porter Joel Porter Creative Exchange PhD student

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BBC Radio Manchester interview about Remembering Resistance

Event1 year, 1 month and 3 days ago
BBC Radio Manchester interview about Remembering Resistance

17th of June 2017, BBC Radio Manchester

BBC Radio Manchester's Andy Crane to interview Chris Boyko about the Remembering Resistance project

On 17 June during the Breakfast show (around 07.20), Andy Crane from BBC Radio Manchester will interview Dr. Chris Boyko, Lecturer in...Read full update

Remembering Resistance: Memories of Manchester Protests

Event1 year, 1 month and 2 days ago
Remembering Resistance: Memories of Manchester Protests

17th of June 2017, Coal Store Room, People's History Museum, Left Bank, Spinningfields, Manchester M3 3ER

A one-day event to share stories about the last 50 years of protest in Manchester

Were you at the rally in Manchester on 20 February 1988 to fight for LGBT+ rights against...Read full update