Wednesday, 24 October 2007

Project paths

I don't want to jump too far ahead at this stage. For now I want to decide which particular area I want to concentrate on. Some early rough areas for exploration:
  • Liverpool regeneration projects. One reason for the mass exodus from Liverpool, I think, is the constant regeneration - wherever you go in Liverpool there's always a redevelopment project going on. There are lots of them around, Including:
  • Traffic and public transport. Commuting from and to Liverpool. Lime Street gateway project.
  • Run down areas. I personally feel these are more interesting than the newer areas. Series of posters - contrast the Liverpool 08 Capital of Culture with negative images, almost saying "how did Liverpool get awarded this status in the first place?" A cynical view.
  • Graffiti and vandalism. Links closely with subject above. Found a really good photo set on Flickr based on this, by 'A Community Brother'.
  • Online representations of Liverpool. Where Liverpool people meet on the Internet.
Finally, here's a graph showing the population of Liverpool since 1800:
This proves it is in decline and has been since about 1930, when it peaked. It might be good to investigate further why people have been leaving for so long.

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