We're currently working with Manchester Central Foodbank on a six month creative project designed to give foodbank users a steer in their own narratives of poverty, challenging traditional media portrayals of who foodbank users are.
The project will be comprised of a series of creative workshops, responsive risograph publications, oral histories and three exhibitions taking place at The Whitworth, Manchester Central Library and The University of Manchester.
Alongside the project we're working with creative students in Manchester to explore creative distribution and activism techniques in raising awareness of these individual stories.
Over the coming weeks we'll be updating on the development of the project and our work with foodbank users and young people across Manchester.
In these beginning stages whilst we're building relationships and foodbank users are allowing us into their trust, we're running short of the great pictures we usually have. We ask you to bear with us until a few months down the line.
We are grateful to the School of Arts, Languages and Cultures and Faculty of Humanities at the University of Manchester for providing the funding to make this project possible.