To be honest with not only the You Press team, but with yourself in what you will be able to commit to during the duration of the project.
ROOTS LDN – Community Research Project 2018
In the opening core workshop the group established 5 group values that we would reflect on over the course of the project:
In the second core workshop, the researchers alongside project coordinators shared their countries of heritage. From that, each participant created a short piece of poetry to share back to the group. Some of the work achieved that day displayed a lot of powerful verses revealing not only the pride of each researchers’ countries, but also the hardships faced through their history.
In our final core workshop, we discussed and demonstrated the literary technique used by writers known as ‘Anecdotal Recollection’. In pairs, participants had to tell each other a short bizarre story with the task being to rewrite the story that they listened to. The aim was to demonstrate the core value by listening to these stories and interpreting them into their own artistic styles in written form.
All researchers were required to record their data from a minimum of five family members and submit their creative output by the end of March 2018. From this we produced a final report and a celebration of the project including each researchers’ creative output.