Monthly Archives: August 2009

Legible links

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A couple of links for you. Although it isn’t these that are legible, it’s the subject matter. First is the local newspaper’s article about the proposed Station area redevelopment. It’s an interesting project for lots of reasons, but not least that the consultants have recommended ‘better visual and physical links with the town centre, cultural quarter and seafront’. Could this be the start of legible cities thinking for Scarborough? One of the projects that has informed the thinking behind CHART Scarbrough is Bristol’s Legible City project – this sort of approach could be quite easily achieved in somewhere the size of Scarborough.

CHART Scarborough will be well established long before anything happens with the station so it will be interesting to see if we can influence local thinking or at least demonstrate what might be possible with some legible linking around the town. I think that part of the challenge of this project is not just to ensure that the cultural places of Scarborough become better known and visited, but to cause people to think about how they navigate around the town and value those journeys.

There’s more to maps than meets the eye

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The first step with any design project is to do your research. So we’ve been collecting and using maps.

A recent trip to london gave cause to consider the ‘design classic’ albeit notoriously geographically inanccurate underground map. Read More »

Media Coverage for CHART Scarborough

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Here’s some of the media coverage so far. It will give you some background information on CHART Scarborough and how it evolved from Scarborough Arts Trail. Just click on the links below.

http://www.scarborougheveningnews.co.uk/news/Map-created-for-culture-hotspots.5518933.jp

http://www.scarborougheveningnews.co.uk/art/Arts-trail-in-the-pipeline.3288900.jp

We have hard copies of other printed articles that no longer appear on the Scarborough Evening News website. Get in touch with us if you’d like to see them.

Media Release 29.07.09: ‘CHART Scarborough’ is arts map’s new name!

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An exciting arts map for the town is to be named CHART Scarborough, it was announced today.

The initials stand for Culture, Heritage and Art in Scarborough which is what the map is going to celebrate.

CHART Scarborough is a new initiative for Scarborough, aiming to provide a physical and website-based map of the town’s current creative and cultural activities and cultural landmarks. The map will also provide a trail people can follow to take them around Scarborough’s cultural highlights and information about the places identified on the map. Read More »

Welcome to CHART Scarborough

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For everyone interested in promoting and supporting culture, heritage and art in Scarborough, welcome to CHART Scarborough. Welcome, also, to our blog.

CHART Scarborough is an arts project which aims to put Scarborough’s creative activities – past and present – literally ‘on the map’. CHART Scarborough stands for Culture, Heritage and Art in Scarborough. Scarborough is full of creative people who are very passionate about promoting Scarborough as cultural hotspot – and rightly so, as there is a lot going on here now in the creative industries, digital media and the arts, with a long tradition of producing and nurturing homegrown creative talent and supporting innovation. Our project, which has funding from Arts Council England, aims to chart Scarborough’s creativity on a printed map and through the development of a website which will enable local people to produce their own cultural trails. But that’s the tip of the iceberg…. Read More »