Liverpool Public Invited To Curate ‘Our City View’ Photo Exhibition

COMMUNITY engagement project, Better Places Together are inviting the public to help curate a photo exhibition showcasing the places they love in Liverpool. The final collection of images will be exhibited at Derby Square, Liverpool City Centre, on Saturday 2nd September between 12 noon and 4pm; where the public will vote for a winning photo submission to win £100. Using the hashtag #BetterPlacesTogether, PLACED invite you to submit a photograph of ‘a place that you love’ within Liverpool via Instagram, Twitter or email (jodie@placed.org.uk) and to provide 3 words which explain what makes it great to you. The PLACED team are hoping to gather a diverse and exciting collection of photographs, which will help inform further discussion about how we can make Liverpool a better place to live. Founder and Director of PLACED, Jo Harrop explains: “Better Places Together has proven to be a success with public engagement so far, which is demonstrated in the fantastic feedback we have received. 97% of those who have engaged in our workshops believe they are a good way of raising the profile of the importance of involving local people in the built environment. Our upcoming photo exhibition is sort of a celebration and showcase of the public’s valuable input so far”. Better Places Together is the latest project from award-winning social enterprise PLACED. The campaign has seen them spend the summer traveling around the city in a campervan called Ed – a unique and mobile workspace which enables them to provide mini-workshops, hands-on activities and organised debates throughout Liverpool. This far their pop-up events have taken them to areas of the city such as; Ropewalks Square, Islington, the Baltic Triangle and Lark Lane. The team most recently held an interactive event at Liverpool Pride and to date have engaged over 550 people in the built environment through their Better Places Together workshops. PLACED is based on the belief that by bringing local people and decision makers together, we can create better places – a sentiment which has informed the name and aims of the organisation’s latest project, ‘Better Places Together’. For more information please visit: www.placed.org.uk Twitter: @PlacedEd        Instagram: Placed_Ed