Lots of Planets have a North is a new project produced by sociologist Emma Jackson and artist Claire Biddles, exploring the North of England as it is lived, remembered and dreamed of. Bored of totalising accounts of a solitary man on a mission to uncover ‘the North’, ours is a communal project, made up of fragments, accounts, stories, poems and pictures collected from an open call for contributions early in 2014.
Our project is a showcase for the stuff that gets missed out of the bricks and smoke, brass band, Hovis advert-style North of popular representation (although we have nothing against red brick, or smoke, or brass bands). The Glam North, Queer North, Missed North, Uneasy North, Dreamed of North, and lots of other Norths that aren't explored often enough.
Here's a few selections from the project - you can see more on our project blog, too.
Help us make our publication!
Now we have collected the content, we are fundraising to produce a publication to showcase it in. The publication is being designed by Manchester-based designer Kate Dunstone, and will be an A5, risograph-printed beautiful thing. Because this is a labour of love type project, we don't have access to a budget, and so we're looking to raise funds to cover printing and mailing on Kickstarter. Everyone who backs the project with over £6 will receive a copy of the publication.
We're really excited to showcase the diverse, idiosyncratic and creative North, and we hope you are too. Thank you for your support.
Risks and challenges
Even when a publication has content and design ready to go (as ours does), unexpected challenges can, and do, crop up. We all have full time jobs, or are in full time education, and we're dedicating our limited free time to the project. For this reason, delivery times for the publication could be subject to change, but we'll do our absolute best to get it out on schedule.Learn about accountability on Kickstarter
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