Today I was artist-rapporteur at the Same Skies’ The Future of West Yorkshire’s Regional Democracy event. My role is to crystallise and create an artistic interpretation of the event.
There were many interesting presentations and discussions and the notes I made will feature in my drawings:
grass growing over the trailers and spraypaint
“do people say ‘hamlets’ any more”
money is not inherently useful
cities as nodes
constrained by neoliberal language
togetherness as a radical act
index of deprivation
“I swear it’s a question”
give us the money and we’ll do it
if you’re not connected to a place you’re not going to know what will work there
all the different ways of silencing a female candidate
how do we look after each other in West Yorkshire?