In January 2013 ALDATERRA Projects started a new project with Holy Trinity Primary School in Brixton (South London) as part of the Living Archaeology of the Place programme, with the support of the Heritage Lottery Fund. The project involved 60 children from Year 2 and Year 4 to explore the local African Brazilian heritage. The aim was to stimulate children’s creative responses to Alda Terracciano’s video-sound installation Streets of… 7 cities in 7 minutes, engage them with issues raised in memory sessions held by the artist with members of the Brazilian community, and help them create their own sensory heritage tour of Brixton through a short film Streets of Brixton.
Project activities were linked to curriculum subjects such as history, geography and art to provide teachers with new ideas in relation to teaching Brazilian culture. A wide range of digital recording techniques such as video, sound and photography, were employed by the pupils to document their sensory explorations. This multimedia and research-based approach was devised by the artist and Project Director Alda Terracciano to empower children with a multidisciplinary working methodology. ALDATERRA Projects invited TARU Arts group to deliver performing arts workshops, members of UCL Department of Information Studies and ABRIR for support on delivery of oral history sessions and Brazilian culture, Mark McEvoy and Natalia Kouneli for video workshops and editing, and Ian Macaulay for photographic recording.
The project culminated in a mixed-media exhibition, which was unveiled on 25th April 2013 at Brixton Library and was open to the public until 16th May 2013. To celebrate the project a sharing event took place at the school on the same day.
Read the Press Release HERE
For more information please contact the Project Director Alda Terracciano at: firstname.lastname@example.org