Over the last weekend, this is what Katrina got up to:
On Sat 22nd November, these buildings will be brought to Kings Manor and turned into ‘graffiti sculptures’ as part of the Being Human Festival. Visitors will be able to scribble their memories, thoughts, or impressions all over Cliffords Tower, the Art Gallery, the Shambles, and Minster! The point of this is to consider how we have different opinions about the city’s heritage. This links to the idea that human’s collective thoughts could impact how a city looks over time. So what will you write?
We’re also going to have a Pinterest Board. This will be used to create a community heritage exhibition, again dedicated to York. Pinterest is a digi-visual platform, and with this you can ‘pin’ places of importance to your memories. We’re going to start some already, so keep an eye out for our Pinterest site here next week.
Finally, the York Tactile Mapping Project will be joining us on the day. This project is dedicated to developing the:
“awareness of the needs of blind and partially sighted members of the community in York and the barriers to their engagement with the historic environment in order to widen participation”
The project is led by the York branch of the Young Archaeologists’ Club in partnership with the Council for British Archaeology and the Department of Archaeology at the University of York. They are kindly bringing along their tactile maps of different historic periods (including Roman and Early Medieval), which you can experience as a visually impaired person (VIP) with the use of specially prepared glasses. This means experiencing history through your fingertips!
Ed, Victoria and Kat will be around during the event to discuss what ideas come to mind whilst interacting with these activities. This grand finale–as part of the Being Human Festival–will all be happening on Saturday 22nd November, at Kings Manor (Huntingdon Room 2pm-4pm). The event is free, refreshments will be available and all are welcome, of all ages too.
Please contact firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.
Looking forward to seeing you soon!
The Within the Walls team
(aka Kat, Ed and Victoria)