Manchester Village Stories Workshop
|Starts:||13:00 14 Jul 2021|
|Ends:||14:00 14 Jul 2021|
|What is it:||Workshop|
|Organiser:||Faculty of Humanities|
|Who is it for:||University staff, External researchers, Current University students|
This interactive workshop explores emotion mapping as a method for studying the connections between space and memory.
We do this by reviewing an online project we have been working on over the past year that focusses on Manchester’s Gay Village; this being an area of the city centre populated by bars and restaurants that have for many decades catered to LGBTQ+ individuals.
The focus of this space has shifted from being community orientated, creating space for LGBTQ+ people in Manchester to gather and organise, to a popular tourist destination, partially due to the popularity of TV shows such as ‘Queer as Folk’ in the late 1990s. This shift has sparked debates over who this space is for and what the future of the space might be.
In our project, we have used emotion mapping as a way of exploring how individuals make sense of this historically significant and rapidly changing area of the city centre. During the workshop, we will share some emerging findings from our study, and participants will be given the opportunity to engage with the methods we have developed in response to COVID, which meant that we were unable to carry out face-to-face research as was originally planned. This workshop is aimed at anyone who has an interest in creative methods to study connections between space and memory, specifically emotion mapping. It will also be of interest to anyone who has an interest in LGBTQ+ histories broadly speaking, and/or the specific history of Manchester’s Village.
Travel and Contact Information
Online - see Eventbrite page for how to register and receive the link to join this seminar.