Uncertain Eastside:

Document One: 2009

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Published by:
nikki pugh
Standard / 8.25" x 10.75"
110 pages Perfect-bound
art, birmingham, city, geography, history, photography, regeneration

Artist Nikki Pugh's first year of investigating her relationship to Birmingham's ‘Eastside’ regeneration zone and logging the micro and macro changes in the landscape as time passes. It’s Eastside in three parts: past, present and future.

The book starts with a manufactured history contributed by the indescribable Ben Waddington: a day as seen from the perspective of a family living in Digbeth. Pay attention – this text is as much about the present day and October the 18th, 2009, as it is about November the 1st, 1860.

Next, now firmly in 2009, the book gives an overview of my alternative cartography of the regeneration zone’s perimeter and a selection of 83 lush colour photos selected from the 1000+ submitted by participants of the Walk and Talk event.

The book finishes off with a text from much-respected architect and urban designer Joe Holyoak and Tracey Fletcher from the Eastside Sustainability Advisory Group. It describes a day in the life of a family inhabiting an Eastside of the future.

Uncertain Eastside: Document One: 2009

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