People’s History Museum invites people to loiter with intent at new exhibition exploring space of city

Psychogeographers will tour Manchester toilets as part of an exhibition by the Loiterers Resistance Movement (LRM).

Loitering with Intent is a new exhibition at the People’s History Museum which celebrates the Manchester-based collective of artists and activists interested in psychogeography and public space.

The exhibition boasts films, drawings, sound installations, paintings, DIY maps, photographs and tools for the public to take away and begin creating their own exploration.

Psychogeographers use walking to explore, experience and map the city in creative ways. For The LRM, celebrating its 10th anniversary, this work has an explicit political agenda to uncover the powerful dynamics that shape Manchester and offer an alternative way to view them.

In addition to the exhibition, activities will be held in the People’s History Museum and across the city with a programme of events. Each of these will shine a spotlight on a different area of history.

Highlights of the event, among others, include:

Wandering Around the Toilet: a walking tour exploring the impact of the toilets on the city and an installation that provokes thought around the toilet. September 15,1pm-3pm.

Walking on Film: A cinema screening and a chance to meet the makers of three films showing in the exhibition. September 28, 3pm-5pm.

We Shall Overcome on the Streets Part Two: A collaborative musical tour between the LRM and People’s History Museum songwriter in residence Quiet Loner. October 8, 12pm-2pm.

Catherine O’Donnell, Engagement & Events Officer at People’s History Museum, said: “Our pavements are full of stories and this exhibition is an exploration of the ways in which we can use the act of walking to play, discover and even reclaim the streets in which we live.”

Loitering with Intent is funded by the Arts Council England and is free to visit at the People’s History Museum until October 14 2016.

For more information click here.

Related Articles