Monday, 21 May 2012

London Transport Museum workshops

Mind the Map
Dean Atta and I worked with the London Transport Museum Young Consultants to plan and lead a workshop exploring the themes of the new Mind the Map exhibition. The exhibition explores the mapping of the London Underground and the creative mapping that this has inspired amongst artists, in the workshop young writers mapped emotional journeys. At the launch of the exhibition the young people performed a group spoken word piece on the emotions they attached to London underground stations and also ran a very busy and sucessfull haiku workshop on the same theme. It was great to see the young people perform and facilitate with such cofidence, Dean and I were very proud! A video was made of the workshop day at the London Transport Museum`s depot, and will be uploaded soon...

Sense and the City
The Sense and the City exhibition explored the future of technology and transport, and through working with the amazing London Transport Museum Young Consultants, Dean Atta and I designed a workshop that helped young writers explore this topic and the exhbition itself. The result were some very powerful group spoken word pieces on what the young people thought the future held combining poetry, mime and song!

Dean Atta and I looking at the exhibition with young writers