Final CritiquePosted: June 1, 2015
The feedback from final critique for this project has informed me with things that I need to consider before going forward with the stitch workshop with participants from Bawso charity org. In particular is the confidentiality, anonymity and ethics of it. So based upon my tutors advice, I got in contact with Wendy Bright (Leader in Centre for Applied Research in Inclusive Arts & Design) about displaying the work for public. She gave me valuable inputs and which aspects that I need to respect particularly the benefits that participants could gain from the workshop and whether their involvement could cause any harm (emotional, physical & psychological). She also advised me to think how best to involve them. This means that they need to be fully informed and should consent to be part of the project.
My next meeting with the director of Bawso charity org is on 17th of June. Hopefully we can discuss in depth about the above issues. And also another meeting on 11th June to discuss about logistic and technical aspects of the workshop.
This is a great opportunity for me to practice my skills outside university, and I am hoping that once all logistic are met, chances to take this workshop to other Bawso branches are open (Swansea, Wrexham & Newport).
The final work of this project will be divided into two approaches: Personal approach (the book) is to create intimate feeling in communicating the messages sent from general public to the victims. Second approach is Open (the quilt) to display the stitch work for whoever need positive messages to lift up the spirit. The quilt will be made after my meeting with Bawso people, to cater whether they have any special request for the display format (if any).
I also have made a separate blog, dedicated for updates and promote the stitch workshop.
Here’s some post I made of the facebook event: