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Gülsuyu

Year 2015
Rodney Street tunnel, Edinburg, Scotland

Gülsuyu | Istanbul | 2015

Gülsuyu

Year 2015
Rodney Street tunnel, Edinburg, Scotland

From curator speech;

”From 24th September 2015, this month-long outdoor photography exhibition was open in Rodney Street tunnel location, featuring photographs from local individuals in the four twinned City Link Festival cities – Edinburgh, Copenhagen, Istanbul and Hamburg as part of the Hold Me Dear project.

Inspiration for this outdoor exhibition came from previous community engagement in the Canonmills neighbourhood by HERE+NOW earlier in 2015, where innovative engagement techniques including a ‘PEP Talk’ were used to develop a ‘community brief’ for neighbourhood regeneration. Rodney Street tunnel was identified by local residents, businesses and organisations as a perfect initial catalyst site that could be transformed from a ‘scary tunnel’ into a creative destination along the cycle path.  Based on this community appetite for change, HERE+NOW instigated the Hold Me Dear exhibition in Rodney St tunnel as a pilot project to inspire, bring local stakeholders together around a key neighbourhood space, and together catalyse further action and regeneration using a bottom-up met with top-down approach.”