The View From My Window
Still connecting during Covid-19 emergency
Because of the global Covid-19 emergency, Youth Landscapers aren’t able to meet in person and we’re not able to continue working on our 2020 project, The Telling of the Bees.
Not only are we unable to research, respond and make together but we’re also not able to share it with our friends in the National Forest at Timber Festival which has, understandably, also been postponed until next year.
Rebecca and Jo, the artists who support the collective, have been thinking about ways we can all stay creative, and continue to look in detail and reflect on our surroundings in the National Forest, where we are all lucky enough to live and together we’ve planned a project called The View from My Window.
The View from my Window
Together, we will create a series of weekly, small, creative assignments. We will each have a go at completing the mini-project in our own way, recording what we make, to then share our outcomes together online. We’ll try some new stuff but also draw on activities we’ve already developed together, such as our ‘Say What You See’ method for describing the view in our podcasts, interviewing each other and different forms of photography to practice our creative research skills.
Each week the photo or audio of the results will go online via Facebook, Instagram and a new blog on our website, creating a gallery for people to follow.We will use what we do to make a spring Listening to the Land podcast and hopefully stay in touch with all our friends across the National Forest and beyond by doing so.
This is a new challenge for us, so we’re going to see how it goes! Please do follow us via:
to see how we get on….