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Invoking Memories: Sense of Place

Explore your emotions and how they are shaped by the objects around you at this drop-in event at the Royal College of Nursing, run by the Centre for the History of the Emotions as part of the Being Human Festival. Find out about gut feelings, add your emotional talismans to our display and explore your emotions and how they are shaped by objects through a series of drop-in activities.

Participants encountered photographs taken and chosen by me of everyday journeys I had made by train and on a bicycle and printed into black and white. These were designed to evoke and perhaps provoke an emotional response and memories. I taught them how to make monoprints of these images and create their own important remembered spaces which were then displayed together in an installation which I created as a den, home-like space with projected images of my prints casting shadows onto birds which were made as evaluation tools to understand how participants felt during the making process and being inside the installation space, creating their own imagined memories and sense of place.

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