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Working Notes February - December 2010

'The Quick and The Dead' explores the tension between the Jewellery Quarter’s heritage (both as something indigenous and as something marketed) and the competing agendas for regeneration and renewal.  At its core, the creative enquiry focuses on the 'filière' arrangement that characterises the district – 'filière' being the linked arrangements of different skills necessary to produce different items of jewellery.  The collaborative partnership is based of this notion of 'filière', and on how this can be extended outwards to connect with other people and places (communities and businesses) to create cultural programmes and interventions that are rigorously place-specific.