Sponsored by Europe

  • Sponsored by Europe 1
    Media City – £1.1 million. © Lars Bösch
  • Sponsored by Europe 2
    National Graphene Institute (University of Manchester) – £23 million was received from the ESF for the construction. Another £1 million goes to the institute every year. © Lars Bösch
  • Sponsored by Europe 3
    Victoria Station Tram Stop. © Lars Bösch
  • Sponsored by Europe 4
    Sharp Project – Affordable office space and studios for entrepreneurs and production companies – £7 million. © Lars Bösch
  • Sponsored by Europe 5
    Manchester Museum of Science and Industry. © Lars Bösch
  • Sponsored by Europe 6
    Manchester Museum – The Manchester Museum, the Manchester City Art Gallery and the Manchester Museum of Science and Industry jointly received £4.5 million from the EU Structural Fund. © Lars Bösch
  • Sponsored by Europe 7
    Sport City – £5 million for the regeneration of old industrial landscape and the footbridge to the Velopark. © Lars Bösch
  • Sponsored by Europe 8
    Deansgate Station Tram Stop 2014 – £10.8 million. © Lars Bösch
  • Sponsored by Europe 9
    National Football Museum – £3.7 million. © Lars Bösch
  • Sponsored by Europe 10
    Footbridge over the River Irwell, Salford – £1 million. © Lars Bösch
  • Sponsored by Europe 11
    Royal Eye Hospital – £4 million. © Lars Bösch
  • Sponsored by Europe 12
    Bickerdike Court in Longsight – insulated social housing – £5 million invested in the insulation of social housing in North and East Manchester. © Lars Bösch

The European house has many buildings. In the figurative sense, but also quite literally. For my work in Manchester, I went in search of such buildings that have been funded or co-financed by Europe; subsidies that would not exist without the EU and that will presumably no longer exist in Manchester after Brexit. I found a hospital, a tram interchange, museums, research institutes, sports facilities, but also housing for poorer people. These were paid for with money from the European Structural Fund. The idea behind it: Even people in structurally weak areas should be provided with cultural, research and sports facilities, and benefit from social housing. This idea was developed and formulated following the accession of Great Britain and Ireland in 1973 with their many structurally weak areas.

The Artist

Lars Bösch © Lars Bösch Lars Bösch was born in Hamburg in 1988. He started out working in the boat building industry and gradually developed a passion for landscape photography. In 2015, he started studying at the Ostkreuz School of Photography and works as a freelance photographer in Berlin. Lars views photography as a craft and his work focuses in particular on documentary images and portraits.

www.larsboesch.com