Being based in a former weavers’ cottage in Manchester’s Northern Quarter – the area formerly known as St. Paul’s, and the heart of the last industrial revolution at the turn of the 19th century – is a daily reminder of our city’s shared heritage.
MadLab has both a foot in the past, as well as a foot in the future. How do MadLab’s values – community innovation and knowledge sharing, experimentation & play, craft – apply in a heritage context?
Heritage Hit Squad (2015)
Bringing people-power and community expertise together in working towards heritage asset protection. Part of the AHRC’s Connected Communities Festival.
“Open Access Community Storytelling and the Digital Archive”. In conjunction with Bokeh_Yeah, Arduino Manchester, BBC, Science Museum Group, Leeds University and Carbon Imagineering.
Heritage Decision-making (2014)
An action research project – bringing together a range of partners from community organisations, universities, major national institutions and governmental bodies to tackle the question: how should decisions about heritage be made?
The Ghosts of St. Paul’s (2013)
Introducing modern-day inventors to their Victorian industrial counterparts.