Friday, August 15, 2014

Palimpsest - Re-writing the City


palimpsest def: something reused or altered but still bearing visible traces of its earlier form 

A city is built from stories. Humans are in a continual process of documenting, discovering and rewriting the layers of the city. Stories can be found in newspapers, or tagged on lane-way walls or whispered into the ether only to rise again as urban myths. Over six weeks, participants will create stories from stories. We will ‘read the city’ and research Melbourne’s past and present using the State Library’s collection. Then we will build on what we’ve found to make our own myths and stories. Creative responses from Palimpsest will be exhibited around the city and published in a zine.

Tutors: Lisa D’Onofrio and Simmone Howell

Wednesdays 5-7 pm at Signal (except August 13 is at State Library of Victoria)
August 6,13,20,27
September 3, 10

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