Making and Feeding the Futures of Leeds: The Floor Flag Manifesto

Activity: EventsOutreach and Public Engagement


Inspired by the exhibition Found Cities, Lost Objects currently on display at the gallery, curated by Turner Prize-winning artist Lubaina Himid CBE, we will explore the city with fresh perspectives, discussing what it could be like if it were designed to support practices of care.

During the workshop, we will design a floor flag manifesto, symbolising our collective visions for a more inclusive city, which supports feeding and caring for children.

The floor flag manifesto will represent your aspirations for Leeds City Centre. It will be shared at an event with local councillors, policymakers and other local residents. Together, we will work towards making the experiences of underrepresented communities, including mothers, parents, carers and children more visible and influential in decision-making processes about our urban spaces.

We recognise the historical bias towards masculine and male-centric urban development. By placing care and feeding, including breastfeeding, at the centre, we aim to challenge existing norms and pave the way for a more equitable and compassionate cityscape. Join us in reimagining and reshaping the futures of
Leeds -- and taking up space with these ideas!

The workshop has been designed, made and will be facilitated by Sally Sutherland, with Graphic Design and facilitation support from Vicky Carr, and organisational support from Elaine Speight.

This workshop is part of Feed, an arts-based project by In Certain Places (University of Central Lancashire) that promotes inclusive, sustainable approaches to infant feeding and public space.
Period9 Apr 202413 Apr 2024
Event typeWorkshop
LocationLeeds, United KingdomShow on map
Degree of RecognitionLocal