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Snaps of homes wanted for ideas festival
7:53am Wednesday 30th May 2012 in News
YORK residents are being invited to take pictures showing why they love their homes as part of a celebration of the city.
The York Festival of Ideas, which runs from June 14 to June 30, will bring together a range of speakers, exhibitions, performances and other events in a showcase of the city’s vibrancy, and it will include an Architecture Day at the University of York’s Ron Cooke Hub.
The organisers will display pictures in the venue’s 3Sixty area and are looking for submissions in two categories – one for those under 18 exploring what children and young people feel about their homes and one for adults - which will be judged and lead to the best entries winning photography vouchers.
Architecture Day will take place on June 30 and will include a series of discussions from expert speakers on how houses play a part in family and community life, with successful applicants for the photograph initiatives being invited to attend and see their efforts on display.
Images must be high-resolution and no larger than ten megabytes, and should be e-mailed to firstname.lastname@example.org The event starts at noon.
and speakers include Professor Becky Tunstall of the University of York’s centre for housing policy, John Hocking of the Joseph Rowntree Foundation and representatives from firms involved in the revamp of the Kings Cross area of London. It will also include a public debate on the challenges facing architecture in a heritage city such as York.
More information about the festival is available at yorkfestivalofideas.com