May 27, 2020
What does it mean to move around and not have a fixed place of residence? Have you thought about the different ways people live? Explore our 'On the Road' activity as we enter Roma, Gypsy and Traveller History Month, and for World Environment Day we explore sound maps.
Did you know that many thousands of years ago, humans were all nomadic - that they travelled around without a fixed 'home'? As we are spending another month in our homes with the possibility to move around relaxing slightly but still not getting back to the pre-lockdown hustle and bustle, we look at Roma, Gypsy and Traveller History Month (and help investigate Sustainable Development Goal 11: Sustainable Cities and Communities). We invite you think about the concept of home, movement and freedom in our activity 'On the Road'.
As we move between phases of lockdown, can you hear the changes in our sound maps? Our Sound Landscapes activity helps us to think about the noises we hear around our home - are they man-made or natural? Are they different at different times of the day? What about the the sounds we can hear in different parts of our towns and countryside?
Hometalk Week 9 from Dialogue Works is also here to introduce us to 'thinking grooves' - to help us listen better, head back to ideas and take them forward.