7th – 18th July 2014
‘Wur’ in Scots means two things: ‘we are’ and ‘our’
What is the relationship between’ I’ and ‘we’?
Can creativity connect and empower us?
I’m interested (among other things) in ideas of identity, community and exchange. From 7th – 18th July I will be resident at Oastler Market in Bradford, inviting market users to collaborate with me to explore these questions through creative play and conversation, in a collaborative period of research.
Wur will attempt to be an active laboratory for collective enquiry – a common space for all to explore and share creativity, knowledge and experiences. Everything done there will be collectively owned by all who take part.
Over a fortnight I’ll host a wide range of creative and social activities in Wur space, including exploring stories and memories with personal and family photographs through collage and assemblage, making self-published zines, gift actions and conversations.
This is an open invitation to join me in Wur space. Drop in for as long or short a time as you like, each week day between 11am and 3pm; or if you have an idea for an activity or conversation you’d like to do or try out, get in touch with me at Jeanmariemcewan@gmail.com. Activities will change each day, and a diverse group of people coming in to play and contribute. All are welcome.
A zine documenting these activities will be produced and circulated freely to market users following the residency.
The idea for this residency grew out of ‘Wur blog’ ) a collective multi-author blog about gift, exchange and generosity which I set up in 2012.
To find out more about the ideas behind the project and to follow the residency as it develops, visit the the microblog at http://wuratoastlermarket.wordpress.com/