Suffolk Women’s Stories is an audio-visual record of women’s daily life in 2022 and a reflection on the impact Covid had on their lives.
Creative Curve and The Hold, Suffolk Archives, developed a workshop programme bringing over 156 women together to explore how socio-economic issues affect women’s lives and to reflect on how Covid impacted on individuals: sharing their experiences through visual imagery and story capture for an audio-visual, touch sensitive wall.
They chose to use a medium that was fun, accessible, and interactive for all ages to engage a wide audience; creating the 3.6 metre drawing on display and coinciding with “Women Don’t Do Such Things” exhibition curated by The Hold; exploring Suffolk women who have led change in their communities, past and present. They used the Interactive Wall Kit and Electric Paint to create this wall.
When the users touches one of the red circles on some of the drawings, they are able to hear the audio recordings taken during workshops. Some of them have quite noisy backgrounds because they wanted the overall engagement to be informal.
Socio-economic issues particularly affect women & women with caring responsibilities, coupled to the unequal impact on women during Covid 19 a real need for ongoing support across an intergenerational and diverse range of women was identified: evidence indicates that women were already disproportionally impacted by socio-economic inequalities before the pandemic.
Images: Creative Curve
This project first appeared on Creative Curve's website.