Public-Source

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Public–Source is a design and publishing house based in the North-West of England [Manchester] covering works in areas of print, web and interactive design. Our focus lies on designing identities, portfolios, websites and applications, publications, posters and print materials for cultural institutions, businesses and individuals.


As a Community Interest Company, we are devoted to creating independent projects and events that work for and within communities, online, in print, and across the UK. Our projects operate within the genres of education, photography, research, and design, often through journalism and documentary works in some format. We believe that our company and what we do should always stay transparent, honest and continue to create and develop for the benefit of others.


A project by Public–Source, _Bottom Line acts as the back-bone to all of our projects and personal research interests. In the name of transparency, we aim to showcase and share all of our topic and concept research for various projects, upcoming, released and personal. We believe in celebrating and supporting the dedication and effort that goes into research led projects, that this commitment should not go unseen. Through publishing our own, we invite others to do so through our reading lists and curated topics, to take part in an open-source education tool. Likewise, _Bottom Line acts as a mission statement behind all of our projects at Public-Source, that by definition, the final total of an account or balance sheet in not the fundamental and most important factor.


Our flagship project. Temporary Spaces, is by definition, a temporary space for the use of workshops, exhibition and discussion. With all Public–Source exhibitions free and open to the public, so are the spaces that we currently occupy. With no cost, we open and host a free space for a limited time, open to any and all practitioners who wish to exhibit their works for short run exhibitions or events. By using unused and held spaces through property developers, we aim to create a moving space throughout the North-West that helps to support and benefit communities and practitioners of all genres. Acting as our own personal head-quarters, Public-Source will travel alongside these temporary spaces, offering new and exciting workshops, exhibitions and lecture series as well as collaborative community projects and events.


We are always looking to collaborate, if you want to get in touch please contact us ||


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