There are going to be some new neighbours moving in next door to #thetestbed (boundary marked in yellow) on UCLan’s Mill Hill site next week. As well as aesbestos surveying prior to demolitions, a series of archaeological digs will also commence, as led by Allen Archaeology . This is required as an undertaking to discharge certain pre-commencement planning conditions relating to our new Student Centre & University Squares Project.
Looking forward to hearing all about what Allen Archaeology might uncover. The Lancashire Archaeological Advisory Service will also be on site in December for a final inspection of the dig.
Fascinating Research Paper tabled during #InterfaithWeek “Interfaith Dialogue and Social Action: Does Preston Need an Interfaith Strategy?” by Cllr. Martyn Rawlinson @martynrolly
Many complex conclusions and encouraging recommendations going forward as one would naturally imagine. But in particular, and when considering #thetestbed aspirations for creative cultural engagement within the brand new civic public realm of #UCLanUniversitySquare, the following recommendation extracts are seen as being particularly notable:
- …Physical spaces needs to be maintained for increased opportunities for multi-cultural, multi-faith encounters, including local and central public spaces….
- …Projects should concentrate on social action, on issues that communities want to tackle while engaging diverse culture and creating conversations….
- …Funding (needed) to develop innovative projects on interfaith dialogue and social action; and a public/faith/voluntary sector partnership taking ownership of a campaign to promote education, citizenship and democracy among communities…
Where Do We Go From Here? Short from Jason Bruges on Vimeo.
Jason Bruges Studio are working as part of the design team on an artstic lighting installation for #UCLanUniversitySquare
Check out the background and links above and here to the new @UCLanMasterplan Student Centre due to start on site in 2019. In the meantime, we at #thetestbed are already here in advance “…exploring how people will use the new university square, soon to be built in this space, through events, engagement & artworks…” Check it out. #UCLanStudentCentreandAdelphiSquare #UCLanMasterplan #Preston