Burnley Public Art Project

Peer Plaques in 2008 was the first of three artworks commissioned by Burnley Borough Council under the Burnley Public art project.
Peer Plaques features a selection of quotes from Burnley residents in response to the question, "What is your first thought when you think about your neighbourhood?".
The artworks are the outcome of a two-year residency in which an artist-architect team made up of artist Kevin Carter and civic Architects has prompted discussion about the present and future effects of regeneration, specifically Housing Market Renewal (HMR) in Burnley.
The project aims to reflect local residents' experience of HMR and to give residents a voice outside the Council’s consultation process, a chance to directly express their thoughts, as part of a temporary public art work located within their community.

http://www.co-lab.org/commissions/BurnleyPublicArtProject2008.html

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What is your first though when you think about your neighbourhood? Danielle "There are too many empty spaces and too much garbage"

Hargher Street, Burnley, United Kingdom

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What is your first though when you think about your neighbourhood? Brian "If you think about two years ago, this place as 100% improved in that time"

Hargher Street, Burnley, United Kingdom

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What is your first though when you think about your neighbourhood? Maggie "Kill your speed - take heed - all traffic should slow down"

Burnley Wood, Burnley, United Kingdom

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What is your first though when you think about your neighbourhood? Ceridwen "Good neighbours, rented and run down properties, dirty streets, lovely park views, good bus service to town".

TBC, Burnley Wood, Burnley, United Kingdom

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What is your first though when you think about your neighbourhood? Anonymous "Will I be able to afford a house?"

TBC, Burnley Wood, Burnley, United Kingdom

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What is your first though when you think about your neighbourhood? Lenny "More parks, more skate parks, more activities".

TBC, Burnley Wood, Burnley, United Kingdom

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What is your first though when you think about your neighbourhood? Lynn "A caring community in a forward thinking location".

Hurtley Street, Burnley Wood, Burnley, United Kingdom

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What is your first though when you think about your neighbourhood? Lynn Lepine "I only moved here in 2003 and I've seen such a lot of change in that time".

TBC, Burnley Wood, Burnley, United Kingdom

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What is your first thought when you think about your neigbourhood? Brian "In Burnley Wood we need to be more positive about things."

TBC, Burnley Wood, Burnley, United Kingdom

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What is your first thought when you think about your neigbourhood? Gary "Love it. My wife and I came on hols, sold up in Belfast and moved. Never leave. People are magic."

TBC, Burnley Wood, Burnley, United Kingdom