Current Finding Maindee Projects
Finding Maindee has two currents projects: Jo Haycock's exploration of Homes in Maindee and Malarky's exploration of augmented reality at Sammy's.
These initiatives are separate to the New Paths and Street Media as they help us in our task of mapping Maindee and exploring the way that new technologies help us to engage with people.
Homes in Maindee
Jo Haycock is exploring the relationships that people in Maindee have with their homes. Her project is part of the 'Mappa Maindee' work to explore people's relationships and attachments to Maindee.
As a documentary photographer, Jo uses her past experiences gained through projects she’s undertaken with organisations such as Newport Women's Aid. This knowledge has been key for her to act sensitively towards the people she’s been photographing, and show the relationships we each have with our homes.
So far Jo's work has focused on a couple who came from South America to Newport via Cardiff, a lady who is about to leave her family home of nearly five decades and the story of an estate agency that has been present on Chepstow Road since the 1960s.
Images (c) Jo Haycock
See the last blog post on Homes in Maindee
We're working with Andy O'Rourke at Malarky Arts to try out Augmented Reality (AR). If you don't know much about AR, it's about using a digital device for a view of reality is modified - read this article on mashable.com or check out the Guardian's section explanation.
Andy's work is centred on the stories from the customers at Sammy's Barbershop on Church Road. We hope to develop more digital reality projects to map Maindee and would love you to check out what has been created and help us to refine the model.
Read the latest blog post on Sammy's to get involved