MMU Design Lab Student Gemma Latham and two of her colleagues, visited Chorlton Good Neighbours to report back on their ‘creating an age-friendly city’ project. They talked to people atr the coffee morning on 26th April and showed them Annabel’s lamp. This is a visual representation of the concerns and memories of older people in Chorlton they had talked to.
They are working with the City Council Valuing Older People team to provide a model of community engagement. Gemma herself will be finishing off her project with an event on the 12th May at St Clement’s where she be asking people to donate memories that will be woiven on to a memorial bench in Beech Road Park – “taking memories and turning them into yarn” – or another way of looking at it – turning Yarns into Yarn!