2. Active Withernsea
One of 2 artists involved with the Active Withernsea Project. Funded by Sports England as one of 11 Local Delivery Pilots a cross the country. Ran by Esther Hall and her excellent team at East Ridings Council alongside the community. Active Withernsea is a project focusing on how to ignite social/physical activity and confidence building. Understanding and challenging “big systems thinking” with compassion, trust, understanding and creativity.
My role is about capturing stories often hard to capture by normal data capturing tools. Being present with the local council & stakeholder teams developement, and the Active Withernsea team based in Withernsea whilst being present with the residents of Withernsea.
This project is about devling deeper, questioning power at all ends of the spectrum, and building skills/belief/hope/activity within With. Through multiple methods that are about changing Big System Thinking stratgies.
I’m super stoked to be part of it.
The work is mostly drawings, but also consists of creative methods to get people to look/engage/be part of things - events/actions/publications/zines/interactive games/ conversations/etc.
We are doing a series of zines to help share the data & stories we have and are collecting for residents to respond to, see, engage with and so on. The sharing of this stuff is in a series called “WE ARE”
Zine 1: WE ARE Listening
Zine 2: WE ARE Here
Here is Zine 1 (released just at the start of Lockdown, was slowed down due to lockdown) [click to download]
Zine 2 covers week 1-7 of lockdown released as easing of lockdown is taking place. Beginning of August 2020 [click to download]
Zine 3 will be documenting the moods and behaviours with dealing with the issues of easing of lockdown and beyond. September 2020
Collection of some drawings from the gathering of stories
Some working outs and material from the project
(Photos by Dean Wilson)
(photo by Les Monhgan)