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Manchester International Festival

A catalyst for art and culture in the city

We are proud sponsors of Manchester International Festival, an innovative and forward-thinking catalyst for art and culture in Manchester.

We have enjoyed a collaborative relationship with the Festival team since the launch of Studio North in 2015, when we assisted with the curation of the Glasshouse in Festival Square and hosted a panel debate about ‘art x architecture’.

We are privileged to contribute to the festival, whether it was designing Festival Square in 2021, or our 2017 “What is the City but the People?” commission – which featured a 100 metre long runway along which 150 people paraded. Being a part of this “celebration of Manchester” has been a brilliant experience, enjoyed by all involved.

Project details

Project name: Manchester International Festival

Location: Manchester, UK

Services: Social research

Scope: Architecture

Clients: Manchester International Festival

Status: Live