Thank you to everyone who came along and participated in the Queer Urban Walk through Rusholme, it was a great night and initiated some very interesting discussions.
The event consisted of each participant being handed an envelope. There were 3 NAVIGATOR envelopes and 18 PERSONAL STORIES envelopes (these were stories/memories previously collected from people on Canal Street and on the Curry Mile). All envelopes were mixed up and handed out to the group randomly.
The three NAVIGATOR envelopes required their recipient to lead the group through the surrounding area of the Curry Mile, naviagting thier own chosen path. The selected navigator was requested to stop three times. At each stop another member of the group would open their STORIES envelope and read out its contents.
The aim was to collate the collected memories into a continuous dialogue of voices and replay them back into different parts of the city, on this occassion Rusholme.
Rather than being a prescribed and predetermined route, we delegated the role of navigators to the unsuspecting participants with the intention that the walks became directly responsive to the surrounding urban enviroment in a way that would only happen at that time, on that day.