We want your maps…

Give us your ideas!

We’re seeking out Stroud’s Creative Neighbourhood, and we’re asking them to re-imagine the possibilities for our town. We hope this will be a fun, experimental journey that aims to get creative people from within our community to join in and contribute to discovering an alternative landscape for Stroud.

As our movements became restricted, journeys have become routine but hugely significant as daily tasks become ritual. In pondering our landscapes, what were once incidental objects may now have become personal landmarks.

We want you to map your journeys around Stroud, be they from bed to chair, house to hill or purely imagined, using any method or medium you can think of.

Artwork by Matthew Cusick

Send us your ‘maps’; be they visual, poetic, satirical, weird or wacky.

We want you to ‘map’ your journeys around Stroud, be they from bed to chair, house to hill or purely imagined, using any method or medium you can think of.

Our aim is to create a new map of Stroud based on the personal experiences of the community during this period of lock down. Contributions can take the form of artworks, graphical images, collages, written words or any other media and email them to us at info@creativeneighbourhood.co.uk by the 30th June 2020 for inclusion in the project.

For this to be a success, we need your help though. We need our message to be spread far and wide. Initially our practice, Designfarm Architects will be posting a number of social media posts with directions to this blog. Please share these posts to encourage your own established local creative communities to join in.

If would like to know more, we’d love to hear from you. Please get in touch by mailing us at info@creativeneighbourhood.co.uk .

If you are looking for inspiration or just fascinated by the topic, Citylab have been running an international version of Maps of life under Lockdown. Take a look here to take a look at the wonderful responses that they have had so far.

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