Is Bradford a poor city?

Is Bradford a poor city?

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May 2019. Between Manchester and Leeds, by train. Crossing the Pennines, the railroad was built in the 19th century, following the path previously marked by the Leeds Liverpool Canal and its branches through Manchester.

In the 19th century, an important colony of German industrialists and merchants settled in Bradfor, contributing to the development of the textile industry and the city. The neighborhood of Little Germany is still preserved.

Near Bradford is Saltaire, the model town/colony built by the industrialist Sir Titus Salt in the 19th century. The factory and town were conceived by Salt and built so that its inhabitants would have all their needs met around the workshops: food, housing, education, religion. Today, Saltaire is a UNESCO World Heritage Site.

In one square kilometer, you can see the huge factory, the church (Methodist Presbyterian, because Sir Titus was one), the houses of the workers and employees, the school, the meeting hall …

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By the middle of the 19th century Bradford had become the wool capital: its tradition as a textile center, which dated back to the Middle Ages, and the ease of obtaining sandstone, iron, coal and water, the four elements necessary for the spinning mills to process wool, transformed it into a dynamic city, one of the most modern in the United Kingdom. It was a meeting place for the labor force coming from the countryside, often with deplorable living conditions, and the emerging bourgeoisie, which was beginning to get rich from alpaca.

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The first thing you see when you arrive in Saltaire is the huge chimney of its industrial loom. Beautiful and picturesque working village in the English city of Bradford, Yorkshire, founded by Titus Salt along the River Aire and declared a UNESCO World Heritage Site.

The first thing you see when you arrive in Saltaire is the huge chimney of its industrial loom, it is like the image of the bell towers of medieval churches that help you find your way around the center of European cities, although the loom building itself has more the appearance of a giant Italian Renaissance palace and, instead of being in the center, it is on the other side of the river, so that the fumes and pollution would be lost and diluted in the green valleys that surround it all and not reach the population.

The Reverend Robert Balgarnie, who wrote Sir Titus Salt’s biography ten months after his death in December 1876, speaks of Saltaire’s location as “one of the most beautiful and picturesque to be found in the vicinity of Bradford.” Probably that was not so difficult then, for any place must have seemed more beautiful and idyllic than this city, the place where all the crimes and evils of the industrial revolution could be exemplified, even more so than in other places like Manchester or Leeds. Bradford, with its nearly two hundred looms and their respective smoking chimneys, must have been the spitting image of the “dark satanic mills” that Blake sang of, and pollution, filth, overcrowding and disease would be an everyday occurrence.

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Mark Bradford’s exhibition, “Masses and Movements”, reflects on the different systems of power that oppress marginalized populations, the show presents a work full of allegories and formal complexity, with which he reaffirms his idea about the importance of abstraction to understand the world in which we live.  The murals created specifically for the exhibition were made with the collaboration of students from the Escola d’Art de Menorca.

“Maps have always been murky. Much of what we understand about land masses comes from cartographers and their relationships with power, and the need to maintain a place of privilege for Europe at the center of history. I am interested in the potential of abstraction to bring the stories of frontiers into the pages of that history.”- Mark Bradford

Throughout his career, Bradford has employed his signature style of archaeological abstraction to explore maps of the world of all kinds, unmasking social and political systems that objectify and marginalize vulnerable populations. Using maps of cities, neighborhoods, housing developments and trade routes, the artist has broken down the embedded biases that define the barriers and boundaries we inhabit, revealing a world dominated by power structures. In “Masses and Movements,” Bradford inverts this idea and presents images far removed from a realistic representation of the world.

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