Mapping Project with East Leeds FM
During February half term, we worked with members of ELFM to create new maps of the city. For three days, we walked the streets, found places where we could look over the city, including the OWL (Observation Wheel Leeds) and the Skybar, and explored ways of recording our journeys and thoughts.
We were based at Carriageworks, which makes an excellent central base for exploring Leeds. We didn't have to move far to visit the City Museum, Leeds Central Library and the Leeds Millennium Tapestry, the Markets for example, as well as walking along the riverside to the Canal basin to talk to people who live on narrow boats.
Ludus Festival Leeds June 2012: City Walk
A Quiet Word is working with the Yorkshire International Performing Arts Network to create a City Walk as part of Ludus Festival Leeds June 25th to 30th 2012.
The theme of the walk is Mutability. The kaleidoscopic history of Leeds, as of any great city, is one of perpetual change. Developers have overwritten the work of previous city makers; pedestrians wear desire paths into the grass and through flower beds. The smallest actions impact on the environment and the accretion of these actions change the cityscape for better or worse. The participants on the City Walk are themselves acting on the environment as they perambulate – or are transported – deeper into the city – and during the walk will be invited to make choices about the impact they make, for the present and maybe into the future.
The Walk is a work of imagination for sure, but en route, participants will meet a range of people concerned on a daily basis with the environment: scientists, city planners, residents and the artists of the Network.