24 May 2011

As part of the Knowledge Lives Everywhere exhibition, we are asking 'What does it mean to be a digital citizen?'

From Wednesday, FACT and Arena Housing’s community media project, tenantspin, will be taking over Gallery 2. The Week of Culture and Regeneration will explore the relationship between culture and regeneration, technology and older people and what it means to be a digital citizen.

On 27 May, tenantspin will ask the question, “is creativity easier in times of depression and difficulty?” during The Recession Photograph Social. Photographers and Flickr Friends are invited to share their favourite images of Liverpool’s culture and its regeneration over a beer (or two!)

There’s the opportunity on Sunday to see two films by pioneering documentary maker, Nick Broomfield. Who Cares? will be screened at 11am and Behind the Rent Strike at 2.00pm. Who Cares? is Broomfield’s first film, which he made as a student using a borrowed camera. Behind the Rent Strike documents the rent strike undertaken by 3000 tenants in Kirkby New Town, as a protest against the Housing Finance Bill in the 1970’s.  Later on in the day, at 5pm, tenantspin will be screening Ray Walsh’s documentary, Disappearing Communities.

The week will finish with an open floor debate between 3.00pm and 4.00pm. tenantspin will discuss the nature of public space in modern Britain today. Whose space is it anyway? How do we use it?

Throughout the week there will be film screenings, debates and workshops. You can find full listings for the week here.