Longbridge: Some Dreamers Dream
For 100 years, Longbridge was the site of the Longbridge Car Factory. Situated on the outskirts of Birmingham, UK, the factory was at one time the largest car plant in the world, producing iconic cars such as The Mini. The factory collapsed in 2005, with the loss of 6,500 jobs. Since then the area has gone through a massive regeneration scheme. The large factory buildings have been demolished and car production has finished. Longbridge is now home to a retail park, offices and homes, providing new opportunities and new forms of work. This dramatic shift in local identity within Longbridge raises wider questions about how the we way live and work in the UK has changed and how local identities are being lost.
Stephen Burke • Tania Diez • Rachel Gover • Yves Salmon • Gloria Senaris • Ben Terzza • Andy David Wright •