Arc: Hullness exhibition is on the move
Four purpose-built telephone boxes are moving around the city as part of the Hullness project, run by Arc – the architecture and built environment centre for Hull and the Humber region.
The unique exhibition captures the words and pictures from the people of Hull and their sense of the spirit of place.
The exhibition, called ‘What is Hullness?’ comprises of the public’s response to the question in the form of audio recordings, photographs and an interactive collage game featuring buildings favoured by residents.
Over the past 12 months, Arc has been asking communities around the city if Hullness exists, and if so, where can it be found. Debates were held in community centres, schools and other venues across the city, engaging 200 people in discussions about the city’s character and sense of ‘place’.
Arc also worked with 13 volunteers on the exhibition, debates and also in the creation of a permanent archive of the project which will soon be deposited in the Hull History Centre.
Hannah Cooper, Project Manager, said: "The exhibition is not intended to be a refined definition of Hullness – it is a ‘point in time’ representation of what we have found, and will hopefully act as a catalyst for further discussion."
The exhibition is suitable for all ages and visitors should expect to listen, read, observe and interact.
The project is supported by the Heritage Lottery Fund.
The exhibition is showing at The Hull History Centre from 2 - 14 June, open from 9.30am-5.30pm, Monday - Friday and from 9am-4.30pm on Saturday.
It is then showing at Hull Central Library from 16 - 29 June, open from 9.30am-8pm, Monday - Thursday, 9.30am-5.30pm on Friday and from 9am-4.30pm on Saturday.
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