Towards an experiential identity of place : The case of Manchester’s Craft and Design Centre

Skandalis, Alexandros (2023) Towards an experiential identity of place : The case of Manchester’s Craft and Design Centre. Journal of Place Management and Development, 16 (4). ISSN 1753-8335

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Purpose: The aim of this paper is to explore the role and potential of lived experiences in informing and shaping the formation of place identity within the sphere of the production and consumption of craft objects. Design/methodology/approach: This paper is part of a larger funded research project and focuses on Manchester’s Craft and Design Centre. It draws upon a series of in-depth interviews conducted with craft makers and visitors. Findings: The analysis and interpretation of textual data help to theorise an experiential identity of place, which revolves around the fusion of the cultural heritage and lived insideness of the physical setting; activity spaces and the micro-encounters of craft-making; and conflicting meanings and attachments to the Craft and Design Centre. Originality/value: This study provides a novel perspective on the understanding of place identity in the context of craft-making by focusing on the lived experiences of various stakeholders and acknowledging the multi-faceted, dynamic and processual nature of place.

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Journal of Place Management and Development
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