What would you make of this suffragette document? And how would you use it as a starting point for a piece of work if you were a creative practitioner?
You might at first not know how you would, or you might wonder how creative practitioners can engage with archive material and develop work as a response.
Well, the In Our Minds project addresses this by focusing on creative responses to records related to mental health held at The National Archives and The University for the Creative Arts (UCA). Our first blog explained why we came up with the project, and initial responses and thoughts of participants around the selection of archives shown.
This installment outlines the actual behind-the-scenes processes involved in responding to archives and, thoughts in using archives from the creative practitioners’ perspective. Continue reading »