Re:development.  Voices, Cyanotypes & Writings from The Green Backyard

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A derelict site in Peterborough’s city centre was transformed into a vibrant community growing project by volunteers, yet for years was under threat of redevelopment. While that threat was ongoing, the voices that resist it were stronger still: on 27 January 2017, after a lengthy – but successful – community resistance to a proposed development, the land is finally safeguarded. Artist Jessie Brennan shares the voices of The Green Backyard – of those defending their right to the city.

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