The Food Equality Project is helping build a fair Food and Poverty Alliance for Plymouth, from the ground up, ensuring that the voices of local people, including those experiencing food insecurity are represented. We believe that creative methods are an accessible and engaging way of generating, documenting and sharing these important lived experiences so that solutions can then be co-produced.
During the Covid-19 lockdown we wanted to continue to reach and engage people in crucial conversations about their experiences of food during Covid-19. Project partners Church Action on Poverty invited us to run an online creative workshop as part of their ongoing series Amplifying Stories from the Grassroots. We adapted our methods to create a digital, collaborative, collage workshop COVID Food Conversations.
We invited participants to bring with them found digital materials, photos, audio clips, social media posts and we used these to make a collage together in the zoom space. When we had made the digital collage we talked through why certain images were chosen and what people were concerned about. We recorded the conversations and Fotonow CIC produced these audio visual pieces, which you can view here https://vimeo.com/showcase/7747470
We will be continuing these vital conversations and trying new creative methods in our next workshop 26th November 4.30pm to 6pm. If you are interested in getting involved contact firstname.lastname@example.org or sign up on Eventbrite https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/live-collage-lisa-howard-tickets-123206123833