Ultimate Holding Company (UHC) was founded in 2002 and in the same year gained nationwide critical attention when it opened a working replica of the US internment facility ‘Camp X-Ray’ on land earmarked for regeneration in Inner city Manchester. ‘This Is Camp X Ray’ has set the tone for the Collective’s subsequent projects in its ambition, radical approach and choice of challenging contemporaneous subject matter.
In 2007 UHC were awarded the Art Gene Open Prize for their projects; People’s Tower for Manchester and The Thin Veneer of Democracy. Both are representative of UHC’s ongoing interest in making work which interrupts neo-liberal control of city space, specifically seeking to challenge acceptance of the private enclosure of ‘public’ space, through temporary acts of disclosure. These works employ a mixture of architecture, performance, and sculptural intervention, in search of a new urban environmentalism
Ultimate Holding Company are committed to sustainable practices, ethical and responsible business, and design driven grass roots collaboration
They are creative innovators of campaign strategies and community-led events that go beyond the usual solutions when seeking to engage a hard to reach audience
They like to work off-grid, to generate their own power. They like to take risks and question preconceptions. They also have tons of experience promoting projects and making a little go a long way
Ultimate Holding Company have decades of experience as change-makers in the not-for-profit sector. They are constituted as a workers co-op and operate as a social enterprise
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