The Project is led by Los Angeles artist Suzanne Lacy and Ruth Edson, under the auspices of the Manchester Gallery of Art. It is a multiyear project with many partnerships and collaborators operating in unison on different strands:
· The Participatory Research project, led by Dr. Sarah Campbell and Dr. Elaine Dewhurst, uses social science methodologies and intersectional themes in ageing, law, and social care to produce a publishable report with Advisory Group members.
· The Artistic Producers include filmmaker Mark Thomas and curator Natasha Howes and many other photographers, designers, performance and film producers, who create the individual artworks that represent the activities and goals of the entire project.
· The Advisory Group, comprised of a group of 15 women activists over 50, citizens and workers from across Manchester who represent the voices of women from their diverse communities, use community organizing and media strategies to produce social engagement and advocacy.
Aquarius Tenants and Residents Association
Greater Manchester Black Asian Minority Ethnic Network)
(Manchester Black Minority Ethnic Network)
Raha – Women’s Voices
(Zimbabwe Women’s Organisation)
PROJECT DESIGN AND MANAGEMENT
University of Southern California
Lead Project Manager
Manchester Art Gallery
Communities Learning Manager Ruth Edson, Senior Curator Natasha Howes, AV Technician Shamus Dawes, Curator Clare Gannaway
PARTICIPATORY RESEARCH TEAM
Dr. Sarah Campbell
Manchester Metropolitan University
Dr. Elaine Dewhurst
University of Manchester
Members of the Advisory Group
Marie Greenhalgh, Rohina Ghafoor, Atiha Chaudry, Tendayi Madzunzu
The project has also been assisted by a number of fantastic Research Assistants including Tanya Elahi, Lila Nicholson, Amanda Wang, Jess Wild, Dr. Robyn Dowlen at Yellow Lens Research
Arts Council England, Art Fund / Evan Cornish Foundation / MICRA—Manchester Institute for Collaborative Research on Ageing / Economic and Social Research Council, Festival of Social Science
Website design and development: Maria Nery, Graphic Design: Alice Fraser at Office Of Craig, Photograph credits to: Audrey Albert, Andrew Brooks, Ahmani Vidal-Simon, Michael Pollard Video and sound installation: Soup Collective