Scene-zine articles from August 2015

31 August 2015

Autumn Exhibition in the Pipe-Line!

Things have been a little quiet on Scene-zine lately, but that doesn’t mean that things aren’t ticking over in the background!

We are currently working on a series of new exhibitions, in an exciting new space – soon to be revealed!! Autumn will be all systems go – so make sure you’re signed up to our mailing list for access to our open calls and the first word on the upcoming programme of events. See you soon!

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17 August 2015

Maps Event: Draw Your Own City!

Workshop held at Maps Exhibition, designed by Joana Cardoso, ran by Scene.

The metropolis as a supermarket of lifestyles

London is a pole of attraction for millions of people, who can choose who they want to be between the wide range of lifestyles.

Any metropolis offers a wide range of jobs that allows their inhabitants to have more freedom to choose their careers. But one’s place of work is no longer a big constraint. An increased ease in transport allows Londoners to pick and choose which areas they want to use. The London Tube Map is very meaningful way to portray the city, because the way to get somewhere is now more important than the actual physical distance, and distances are measured in minutes instead of miles.

The existence of distinctive neighbourhoods within the city enables people even to choose an almost rural setting within London, not far from where they work. Strong community, increased prevalence of traditional commerce, availability of organic products and easy access to woodland and farms are no longer exclusive of remote villages and can be enjoyed in the heart of London.

Furthermore, living in a multicultural city means that it is possible to contact and even live within very different cultures. At the distance of a simple tube ride, it is possible to have a meal in a genuine Portuguese restaurant. Half an hour later, you can be buying food at a chinese supermarket and by the end of the day you can feel the streets of Lebanon by going to Edgware Road.

This wide choice of lifestyles leads to a wide range of cities within a metropolis. Depending on each person’s choices, cultural background, career, age and mentality, there is a different map of London that we they build every day.

The workshop – proposal

Each person moves within a city that is as unique as their fingerprint. The objective of the workshop is to enable people to share their own personal experience of London by creating their own personalised map, and finding out more about the Londons where others exist.

We proposed the following activities:

Artwork: Joana Cardoso

Artwork: Joana Cardoso

In this exercise, participants were invited to draw their own maps of London, which should reflect what actually happens in their lives.

Artwork: Joana Cardoso

Artwork: Joana Cardoso

The participants were invited to choose one sense and map their own city according to it, or to map their city according to their senses.

Artwork: Joana Cardoso

Artwork: Joana Cardoso

Each participant were invited to draw their map of London based on their own emotions.

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Workshop held at Maps Exhibition, designed by Joana Cardoso, ran by Scene.

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