The Grid Project Home A new photographic Grid Project was launched in November 2022 and was carried out in Birmingham and Halifax in 2023.

This project, In Search of Urban Happiness, used different methods to previous projects and, along with photographers, work from writers and poets was welcomed.

The project was based on Kevin Lynch's research at MIT.


The Halifax project will be exhibited in The Crossley Gallery at Dean Clough during 2024.

The Birmingham project will be exhibited in Birmingham from January 2025.

Further details to follow.

"A good environmental image gives its possessor an important sense of emotional security."

"A legible city would be one whose districts or landmarks or pathways are easily identifiable and are easily grouped into an overall pattern."

Kevin Lynch, The Image of the City (1960)

  Contact The Grid Project   Birmingham Districts
  Birmingham Schematic Map
  Birmingham Detailed Map   Birmingham Edges
  Halifax Schematic Map   Birmingham Nodes
  Halifax Detailed Map
More about...
  Photos & the law (PDF)   Halifax Districts
  Image of the City book (PDF)
  Halifax Edges
  Halifax Nodes
Previous Projects...
  Emerging from Lockdown 2021
  B4B4HS2 2020
  Coventry 2019
  Tate Liverpool 2019
  Yorkshire Sculpture Park 2018
  In The Footsteps Of Phyllis 2017
  Liverpool LOOK/17 Festival
  Halifax Grid 2015
  Northern Quarter Grid 2014
  Eastside Grid 2010
  Birmingham Grid 2007

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