You might be seeing some of this in Winton Square soon…
Yesterday’s Drop-in Desk got off to a slow start but eventually picked up and we got some good responses.
Gemma Thomas being interviewed by Maffi at the Drop-in Desk.
We got some really good drawings of things people would like to see in the square:
We also got some interesting responses to the questionnaire:
- How do you feel about the statue of Josiah Wedgwood?
‘He sold us out, why should we honour him?’
‘Proud that he lead an industry that made Stoke-on-Trent famous.’
‘Not really spent time looking at it, but I think it’s not really attractive.’
‘It is a good monument of Stoke heritage, for people coming out of the station to immediately see.’
‘Great statue, perfectly reflects the contribution the man made to his industry, the canal, and local area.’
People generally seemed to feel that the square could be a nicer place if the traffic were less busy. It only seems to be used as a place to pass through on the way to the station or the hotel.
If you would like to take part please download the questionnaire here and post your answers in the comments section, and download my Winton Square Doodle sheets here, draw your ideas and then email images back to me. Be as wild as you like.
Below are some sketches I did while sitting at the Drop-in Desk.
Today I went up to Stoke-on-Trent for my first official visit for Place, Space and Identity 3. I met with the other artists and organisers, we introduced ourselves and talked a little about our work and ideas for the project, and then we went on trip around the various sites.
I took some photos of these locations, and few images of other things that interested me.
Doing this has made the project all the more real for me now. Meeting the other artists and hearing what we all have planned was very exciting. I’m really looking forward to the project launch event on the 24th June. More details on this to follow.