‘Adelphi’ film


Jonny Randall and Tom Diffenthal

Location: UClan Campus
Year: 2020

Adelphi is a 15 minute creative documentary which responds to the physical and psychological creation of UCLan’s new public square and its adjacent spaces in Preston. Commissioned as part of the public art programme for the student building and new squares, the film explores how people will shape the identity of this new public space. Those who have contributed include public residents, students, staff, architects, structural designers, artists, city planners and project managers.

The film marks a moment in time, asking questions about the space and how its use will change, from large events to a regular, quieter everyday background. It asks  – what do we want our public spaces to be?

Partners:  UCLan Masterplan 2020, Bowmer + Kirkland.

The launch took place on Wednesday 29th July, 6.30 – 7.30pm. Hosted by Blog Preston, was streamed live online and included a discussion of the film with Professor Charles Quick, Jonny Randall and Kate Rosindale, followed by a Q & A. You can view a recording of the event below.

Adelphi has been commissioned as part of the public art programme for the student building and new squares, managed by In Certain Places and Atoll in partnership with Capital Projects. The film is connected to a series of projects by ICP that feed into the development of the square and the public aspects of the student building.

In Certain Places

VB005A, Victoria Building
University of Central Lancashire
Preston, PR1 2HE