My name is Kenn Taylor and I’m a writer, journalist and project manager based in Liverpool. This site is dedicated to my work around urban development and its relationship to culture, community and regneration. With a particular focus and viewpoint from Liverpool, where I am based, and the UK regions in general.
Publications I have worked for in the past include, but are not limited to: The Guardian, The Big Issue, Metro, Drownedinsound.com, a-n Magazine, Spike Magazine, FACT magazine, f22, Liverpool Daily Post, Arts Professional, NME, The Stool Pigeon, Aesthetica magazine, Clash magazine, Mute magazine, Amelia’s Magazine and Flux magazine. I’ve also had my work published by both Manchester and Liverpool University.
I have also contributed to several books as both a writer and editor. Recent projects include ‘From the Ground Up: Radical Liverpool Now’, an essay about grassroots community activism in the city over the last 30 years that was featured in the book Liverpool: City of Radicals published by Liverpool University Press. I have also just completed Edge Hill: An Unfolding History, a book that looks at the history and culture of the Edge Hill district of Liverpool.
In addition, I have also lectured on subjects including culture and regeneration, the contemporary cultural industries, undertaking community arts and heritage projects and the history of Northern England for institutions including Liverpool John Moores University and National Museums Liverpool.
I am always interested in new commissions, especially in relation to the subjects mentioned above, and in making contact with people interested in similar fields. You can contact me here.
I’m also interested in using Urban Transition as a platform for other people’s work, so do get in touch if you would like to submit anything you think it suitable and contact me if you would like me link to your site if it covers a similar area.
You can view my general professional website which covers the wider scope of my work here.
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