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‘I do believe that at night the streets become supernatural, even magical’ - an interview with Dark Matters author Nick Dunn

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The dark certainly matters to Nick Dunn. He’s the Salford-born author of Dark Matters: A Manifesto for the Nocturnal City, a book which considers what can be learned from urban space at night – informed by his regular practice of Night-Walking; often adventuring across the cityscape when darkness has fallen. No stranger to the nocturnal side to Salford and Manchester – Nick will be part of the panel at Following Hauntology: twilight streets and dark horizons presented by HAUNT Manchester and Not Quite Light on the 27th March. The past leaking into the present, the sense of ‘haunted’ space and implications for  what is yet to come – all of these are aspects explored in Nick’s work on cities and urbanism, especially in his role also as Associate Director of the Institute for Social Futures. Considering the cityscape as a series of flows, systems and processes is part of his forward-thinking approach; throwing open new possibilities for considering urban environments and our place within them. From pushing the boundaries of understanding the city, to talking about ‘The Smart City’, ‘Nightscapes: On Wandering, Deviancy and Creativity’, ‘The Future of the Future’ and plenty more, Nick provides an eye-opening perspective into the way we see the cityscape. HAUNT Manchester decided to speak to him to find out more…

Period13/02/2019

The dark certainly matters to Nick Dunn. He’s the Salford-born author of Dark Matters: A Manifesto for the Nocturnal City, a book which considers what can be learned from urban space at night – informed by his regular practice of Night-Walking; often adventuring across the cityscape when darkness has fallen. No stranger to the nocturnal side to Salford and Manchester – Nick will be part of the panel at Following Hauntology: twilight streets and dark horizons presented by HAUNT Manchester and Not Quite Light on the 27th March. The past leaking into the present, the sense of ‘haunted’ space and implications for  what is yet to come – all of these are aspects explored in Nick’s work on cities and urbanism, especially in his role also as Associate Director of the Institute for Social Futures. Considering the cityscape as a series of flows, systems and processes is part of his forward-thinking approach; throwing open new possibilities for considering urban environments and our place within them. From pushing the boundaries of understanding the city, to talking about ‘The Smart City’, ‘Nightscapes: On Wandering, Deviancy and Creativity’, ‘The Future of the Future’ and plenty more, Nick provides an eye-opening perspective into the way we see the cityscape. HAUNT Manchester decided to speak to him to find out more…

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TitleVisit Manchester
Degree of recognitionNational
Media name/outletVisit Manchester
Media typeWeb
CountryUnited Kingdom
Date13/02/19
Producer/AuthorEmily Oldfield
PersonsNick Dunn