Intricate layers of maps and tracing paper were used throughout the workshop. Participants recited their memories of everyday places they visited, lived in and journeyed from their homes. They remembered the roads, the smell, the noise, and the crowds. We discussed how communities practiced their everyday lives and how different and similar that is to their lives here in the UK.
We spent time drawing and making the maps and as we are making we were discussing the relationship between roots and their relation to space/place and impact of remembering on one’s ability to build a new life somewhere far and new.
Memories of journeys in Baghdad, Iraq.