For our week of induction, after meeting the others in our group using some team building exercises (woo), and sharing our work that we did over the summer – drawings of a walk we went on over several hours, and altering an old photgraph – our topic was looking at people and places. For this, we went into town as a group with the purpose of observing those who were out, what they wore, age ranges, where the most people seemed to be, etc. We observed that a majority of the people there were from elderly, or parents, as Farnham is quite a quiet town, and seems to be the place families would come to settle down or couples to retire in. Our destinatation was the Maltings, a hall in which many events take place regularly. As I wrote in my journal, we found that it represents a communal area, where many different people are able to gather, regardless of where they’re from, and take part.
After this, we were tasked with creating something that addressed what we learnt – the places we visited, observation of the people themselves, their appearance and assumptions on how they live from this, and anything left behind by them (Basically litter… great right?) After several ideas, we decided to create a kind-of light box, in which silhouettes were used to represent the Maltings, the type of people that went there, and the activities that went on.