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Mapping the Necklace

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Mapping the Necklace was a year long project with Cornerstone Strategies and funded by Dott 07, to get people moving into and around The Durham Necklace Park.

My role was Assistant Producer with Cornerstone, recording the process and producing 20 short films that were showcased at the Dott 07 Design Festival in Baltic Square, Gateshead in October 2007.

The film making was a collaboration between myself, 'mappers' and amateur filmmakers. Each film is a documentary of the mapping process or a map in its own right, exploring an aspect of the Durham Necklace Park. The final showcase was displayed on 3 large interactive plasma screens.

On a Cat's Whisker was a 4 month oral history project that took place in 6 locations in Durham County in 2005. The work focussed on the impact of radio during the Second World War and was an inter-generational initiative involving over 90 people from ages of 12 - 75. The recollections were used to create a multi-media performance by young people at the Gala Theatre in Durham City and a DVD.

My role was as producer, video and DVD developer, photographer and publicity designer.

Commissioned by Durham City Arts, I worked with a creative team delivering workshops in video production and digital recording. The performance was a collaboration over 5 days with a Director, Drama Worker , Sound Artist and the youth group, where the drama and video projections were brought together for a one night show in the Gala Theatre.