My limited edition book ‘You Live With Us, We Live With You’ was published in September. The charity that I’ve chosen for the book, with the agreement of 5 Plus Architects, is 42ndStreet Manchester. Based in their Horsfall building in Ancoats, Manchester, it’s a fantastic charity, with 36 years’ experience of providing free and confidential services to young people who are experiencing difficulties with their mental health and emotional wellbeing. Art is very much part of their programme of activities.
All of the money from book sales is going to the charity, which is a very generous gesture by 5 Plus Architects. I’m delighted by this. There were just 200 copies printed in this edition, and each one is signed and numbered.
The project took over 18 months to put together and explores buildings in their actual environment as opposed to the CGI fantasy when originally conceived.
You can listen to my podcast ‘The Hive’, which includes an interview with Jon Matthews of 5 Plus, and an extract read from the book. Click here to listen.