Connected Communities Festival: Cardiff 2014, Poetic Transect Video


Resource authors: Phil Jones and Chris Jam

This video is based on the idea of an ‘urban transect’ – a mode of creative practice developed by French architectural and urban design experts, where a team of researchers walks across a series of neighbourhoods collecting images, sounds and words that give meaning to the spaces. Playfully subverting this mode of sociological survey, the poet Chris Jam will conduct a poetic transect, collecting fragments of reflections and poetry from passers-by and creating his own artistic responses to the different spaces. This material was filmed on 1 July and edited together for a showing on the second day of the Festival, and subsequent distribution through the project’s YouTube channel. Speakers: Dr Phil Jones, University of Birmingham and Chris Jam, Performance Poet.

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