One of our long-term project goals is to establish an online and physical community archive. We've already got some fantastic material and exciting plans are underway to launch our digital community archive in the new year!
Here are some sneak peeks of material we are gathering with Florica, about her history coming from a tradition of basket weavers. We were amazed when she attended one of our wellbeing sessions back in spring; despite never having woven a basket before she took to it rapidly, with ease and skill - telling us that as a child she used to watch her father weave. Her father wove all kinds of things - even beds!
We decided to make a short film about her story - keep your eyes peeled for it early next year.
A huge thank you to our placement student Michelle Arraut for helping us with this project and utilising her skills in oral history to help get some great interviews for the archive!