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Estate Agency, Stoke-on-Trent - Your Life, But Better.

FRANCIS, Anna (2019) Estate Agency, Stoke-on-Trent - Your Life, But Better. [Show/Exhibition]

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Estate Agency is a project, designed and delivered by UK artist Anna Francis, exploring systems of culture led regeneration, via exhibitions in Stoke-on-Trent and London, plus a series of discussion events. It asks 'If councils and governments now recognise the value of arts and culture in developing places, what happens to these places, their communities and the cultural protagonists involved in the process, post-development?'

This second iteration of the project delivered an intervention in a disused shop on the high street in Stoke-on-Trent City Centre. The intervention is a provocation to create discussion around the processes of regenration, and gentrification. In the wake of the failed Stoke-on-Trent city of culture bid it aimed to create space to discuss what happens when places develop without concern for heritage, and the specificity of place.
Artist Rebecca Davies illustrations have been utilised to propose a homogenous lifestyle shop, and an accompanying text work reveals what could be at stake.

Item Type: Show/Exhibition
Uncontrolled Keywords: regeneration, culture led development, gentrification, artwashing, artwash, artist led, high street, urban development
Faculty: School of Creative Arts and Engineering > Art and Design
Event Title: Estate Agency
Event Location: Parliament Row, Stoke-on-Trent, UK.
Event Dates: 30th July 2018 - 30th August 2018.
Depositing User: Anna FRANCIS
Date Deposited: 24 Jun 2019 08:52
Last Modified: 24 Jun 2019 08:52
URI: http://eprints.staffs.ac.uk/id/eprint/5705

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