So great to see this video giving a snapshot of all the 23 projects commissioned as part of Glasgow Life’s Creative Communities Artist in Residence programme which placed artists and creative practitioners in every ward of this city.
See what our friends in the North West have been up to, and hear Mitch Miller talk more about his working with us and the Hamiltonhill Claypits Local Nature Reserve in the Canal Ward.
The context surrounding the redevelopment of the Claypits is complex, involving a number of agencies, local authorities, organisations and contractors. During his residency, Mitch focused on mapping out these different communities of interest, amplifying the stories and perspectives of local residents. Over the course of the project Mitch lay the ground work for the creation of a ‘Dialectogram’ – a drawing that captures the memories, experiences, and oral histories to illustrate the social architecture of the area - focusing on the past, present, and possible future uses of the site. This process entailed running collaborative drawing workshops, an Oral History Training session for local community members, and offering skills exchange with community groups.
The residency culminated in the creation of a gigantic collaborative map at the Canal Festival and a series of Open Studio events to get people talking about the issues impacting their communities and to gauge their interest in shaping further creative activity in our area.
Keep your eyes peeled for future plans!