Buttress is proud to be part of this year’s Not Quite Light Weekend.
The weekend, which will be held at venues across Salford from 17th - 20th May 2018, will involve four new commissions and include 20 events featuring art, debate, music, and architecture, exploring Salford, its history and evolution.
It has been organised by photographer Simon Buckley, whose major photographic series ‘Not Quite Light’ captures views of Manchester and Salford just before dawn breaks, and explores themes of heritage and regeneration, examining the transition of both cities as they embark upon ambitious change.
On Saturday 18th May Director, Andy Avery, will be joining a panel debate in conjuction with Floor 15, that looks at the meaning of ‘soul’ in a city and how that relates to its architectural heritage, and its importance as the city adapts and develops to be ready for the challenges of the future. Chaired by Katie Popperwell, the debate will also feature Salford City Mayor, Paul Dennett, Shelagh McNerney from the city council’s development office and Clare Devaney of Citizen-i.
On Sunday 19th May, the practice will be leading include a tour of the award-winning housing and regeneration scheme, Timekeepers Square. The tour will demonstrate how the practice approached the design to create a scheme that successfully houses people and has created a new community, while remaining sympathetic to the local heritage.
Alongside this, sound artist Jacky Waldock, has been specially commissioned for the Not Quite Light Weekend to produce a piece of work that archives the sounds of Timekeepers Square and the area. The sound project will be archived and accessed via QR codes set out in the square.
To purchase tickets or find out more about the weekend, click here.