The Grid Project Home This project, Emerging from Lockdown, ran in association with Warwick University and Coventry UK City of Culture from Saturday 31st July to Sunday 15th August 2021. It formed part of the Resonate festival.

Those who live, work or visit Coventry were invited to take part in a map-based photographic survey of central Coventry.

The outcomes - photographs -are show here (see link, Coventry Grid Photos), and in an exhibition at the Warwick Arts Centre in November 2021 as part of the Feelings of Freedom festival.

The city centre area covered by this project is small. It is located less than one km from Coventry Railway Station and spans the area from the Transport Museum in the north, the cathedral and Herbert Gallery to the east, The Wave to the south and the retail market to the west. You can see the map of the area by using the link on the left.

This is part of the Warwick Research Project, asking how have criminal justice powers to enforce public health restrictions impacted on individuals? How do those with young families, those working in front line services, those working in retail, hospitality, the arts or at home experience the city? How did they understand the legal restrictions on their freedom of movement and how does the city feel now that they are free to move, to meet, to gather as they please? The responses were woven into a narrative by Georgie Evans to sit alongside the photographs, and as a voice-over to the photographic images in a short film.

The research project was managed by Professor Jackie Hodgson, Deputy Pro Vice Chancellor (Research) and Professor of Law at The University of Warwick.

The narrative for the film was written by Georgie Evans, following interviews she and Livia Mercusa carried out in Coventry city centre.

Warwick Arts Centre Exhibition 2021

Open: Thursday 12th November (12.00 pm) Ends: Sunday 28th November (2.00 pm)

  Contact The Grid Project
  Coventry Grid photos - list
  The film narrative (PDF)
  The film
  Map of locations (PDF)
  Participants' Instructions
More about...
  Coventry UK City of Culture
  University of Warwick
  Photos & the law (PDF)
Other Projects...
  B4B4HS2 2020
  Coventry 2019
  Tate Liverpool 2019
  Yorkshire Sculpture Park 2018
  In The Footsteps Of Phyllis 2017
  Liverpool LOOK/17 Festival
  Halifax Grid 2015
  Northern Quarter Grid 2014
  Eastside Grid 2010
  Birmingham Grid 2007

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