4×4 Manchester: City of Change – Creation

Date: - 19:30
Organiser: URBED
Location: International Anthony Burgess Foundation, Engine House, Chorlton Mill, 3 Cambridge Street, Manchester, M1 5BY

4×4 is a series of ‘TED-talk’ style events exploring the cities and urban places where we are increasingly choosing to build our lives. Held on four consecutive Wednesdays in May each event will feature four diverse and interesting speakers, followed by a lively audience debate.

This year our overall theme is “City of Change” and at this first event we are exploring the topic of “Creation”.


1. Victoria Okoye – Urban planner, researcher and writer on public spaces, spatial appropriation and citizen centred design in West African cities.

2. Sandhya Sharma – Runs Safety4Sisters, a grassroots Manchester based organsation that supports vulnerable migrant women.

3. Lauren Sagar – Freelance artist, based at Rogue Studios in Manchester, creating work in response to people and conversations. Winner of two national awards for the Chandelier of Lost Earrings.

4. Danni Kerr – An architect and a teacher, Danni is a RIBA Role Model and champions the need for diversity and inclusivity within the profession.


Please note that doors will open at 5.15 and there will be a range of drinks and snacks on sale at the bar. Talks will start at 5.45


Academy of Urbanism and The Urban Design Group.


Aecom, BDP, Civic Engineers, Feilden Clegg Bradley Studios, Hawkins Brown Architects, HTA Design Limited, igloo Regeneration, Manchester School of Architecture, Nexus Planning, OPEN (Optimised Environments), Planit-IE, RTPI Young Planners, Turley, U+I

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