In 2021, Moss proposed to turn the hundreds of existing Victorian chimneys in Stoke-on-Trent into plinths for an outdoor sculpture park. She proposed that the residents of Portland Street, who are locals living in the city centre, would be the artists invited to suggest ideas for the plinth/chimney tops. She held a drawing and sculpture brainstorming workshop with the group, supported by The Portland Inn Project and Airspace Gallery. The following images are speculative proposals for how Stoke could be re-imagined for the future. This project examines the way that cities within the UK think about identity and place in a postindustrial context.
With special thanks to Rebecca Davies, Anna Francis, The Portland Inn Project community, Glen Stoker and Airspace Gallery. Workshop documentation by Glen Stoker.