Tate Liverpool Workshop

Knowledge is Power: the Production of the City with the University of Liverpool

Knowledge is Power at Tate Exchange Liverpool

© Zhuozhang Li, the University of Liverpool 

Explore how urban spaces are shaped by individuals and by people in a position of power

This residency in Tate Exchange explores the relationship between individuals and the city. It focuses on specific areas in Liverpool and Hong Kong. Explore how people negotiate with the city to shape and create everyday urban spaces, that gives power to people and communities.

Discover more about Hong Kong through a photography display in Tate Exchange. See photographs of the making and vanishing of Hong Kong's Kowloon Walled City. Learn more about the everyday street activities there through photos.

Come and get involved! Contribute to a new piece of artwork, which looks at what makes a lively city. Participate in collage workshops, exploring the different layers of the City of Liverpool. Enjoy a performance by artist Mili Carnevale. Join a public discussion on Liverpool community culture space. Plus hear from activist and PhD researcher Athanasia Francis.


Saturday 25 January, 14.00-16.00
Join us in Tate Exchange for a talk with guest speakers who will share their research and practice on urban space and the empowerment of people and local communities. The talk will be followed by a discussion about the residency with Zhuozhang Li.
Speakers include:
Jacob Bolton, Google Unmapped: our experience of cities and networked technologies; Monica Rodriguez, Community Cinema in Liverpool: negotiating with urban space and Athanasia Francis, Reclaiming Urban Space: feminist resistance in the Basque Country.

Led by PhD researcher Zhuozhang Li at the University of Liverpool.

Tate Liverpool

Tate Exchange Liverpool

Royal Albert Dock Liverpool
Liverpool L3 4BB
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20–26 January 2020

On Monday 20 January Tate Exchange opens at 13.00