Monthly Archives: November 2009

Fresh perspectives

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This week we worked with a group of young people from the NYCC Connecting Youth Culture project. Their responses introduced some new ideas, markedly different from the other group workshops. Notable was identifying and naming places according to events thatĀ  have happened or regularly happen there, for example the area of beach at the bottom of Valley Road was used as a landmark and identified as ‘beached’ because of a 3-day rock festival that has happened on that spot annually for the last 5 years. Similarly, the cultural spots they valued were not identified so much by buildings as by the activity and sense of community associated with them.

An intriguing suggestion was that areas have their own colour – determined by the environment – and could be identified on a map according to colour. This struck me as interesting as current map town map fashion generally eliminates obvious colouring and mood-creating detail such as trees or building materials.

We’re intending to work further with the group on the interactive elements of CHART Scarborough involving user-generated content.

Going public

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The CHART Scarborough logo has its first outingĀ  as part of the centerspread in the November/December ‘Scarborough’s Future’ publication [download it here] and projected on the side of Woodend Creative Workspace as part of the Creative Coast treasure hunt.

Treasure hunt

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We invited members of the Creative Coast network and kids to take a text message-guided treasure trail around Scarborough on 10th November 09. Clues were sent to your mobile phone, the correct answering triggering the next clue. The trail took us around the town centre taking in several blue plaques (we spotted loads we didn’t realise were there) and culturally and historically significant places. The trail was followed by a creative session (and hot chocolate!) discovering which parts of Scarborough had a particular resonance for people and ideas of what CHART Scarborough might include.