loitering with intent to make manchester wonderful
Wednesday, 29 June 2011
archive # 4 new years resolutions
How can we, as citizens, influence the development of our city and create space for art, creativity and conversation? There are other battles being fought for public space to at the moment; loiterers are active in campaigning over Birley Fields, Chorlton Meadows, Swallows Wood, Woodbank Park and more so that is more than a rhetorical question.
I have never been one for New Year’s resolutions and the LRM operates on our own time scale but it feels like the right time to reiterate some of what we stand for, in 2010 and beyond the LRM pledges to • Stay interesting and resist the grind of commercialisation and recouperation • Keep finding new ways of looking at the city and collecting the myriad mysteries it holds – there is not one Manchester but many layers… • Remember the streets are ours for play, fun and creative mischief • To offer anyone with an open mind a chance to wander with us in an atmosphere of tolerance, discovery and respect for all
We shall carry on building the city of our dreams with every step and finding treasure in the Mancunian rain – please join us for a walk and a brew; you never know where it might lead….