Covid-19 has divided us – whether locked in our homes, working day and night, furloughed, sick or caring. Our experiences have been as diverse as we are.

‘The Sum of Us’, by poet Tony Walsh, is a powerful and thought-provoking new poem to bring the country back together as we begin to emerge from 12 weeks of lockdown, and show that collectively the sum of us is greater than its parts.

‘The Sum of Us’ has been commissioned by New Writing North, the writing development agency for the North of England.  We have collaborated with the talented design agency,  The Office of Craig Oldham, to create a site-specific display of the poem, running across 10 of our individually framed poster sites on Newton Street, in the heart of Manchesters Northern Quarter.  The design has taken into consideration the clever use of language and play on mathematical terminology throughout, resulting in a design that utilises mathematical symbols to engage the passing views and create a visual flow across the ten posters

Watch ‘The Sum of Us’ here: