Month: May 2021

The University’s Role in Culture-led Place-Shaping

Fireflight show at Sunderland cultural venue The Fire Station (Credit: Ray Gibson)

The cityscape of Sunderland is changing. It’s been variously captured on film as a warm and welcoming city by the sea (Sunderland Til I Die on Netflix) to post-industrial backwater (news channels like France 24 in the aftermath of Brexit). Of course, I could drive you to areas that would illustrate both perspectives. But the truth is more interesting.