DIARIESDocumenting culture's journey out of the crisis
We know this current situation will make it into the history books, but what is it really like to live through it now and how will it be remembered. We have invited creative individuals to record their journey through Covid-19 to create a digital diary.
In partnership with Literature Works, we have invited Holly Peters to be our first contributor. Holly is a 19-year-old student from Plymouth University, studying English Literature with Publishing and is Plymouth’s Young City Laureate.
Our second contributor, in partnership with Take a Part is Katie Oborn who is currently studying journalism on a distance learning course through The National Council for the Training of Journalists (NCTJ). She also writes poetry, fiction and reads her work at spoken word events, when not in lockdown! Katie also has acting experience, loves drama, theatre, dance and performance.
In partnership with Fotonow, we have invited two photographers to capture images that reflect upon this current moment in time.
Anita Benjamin is a documentary photographer based in Plymouth that explores the significance of place and land as a dimension of human life, encompassing themes of cultural and social experiences and identity.
Raman Feiz is also a filmmaker and writer currently based in Plymouth. He was born in Kurdistan (Iran) and holds a BA degree in Cinema from University of Art & Culture, Tehran (Iran). He wrote and directed the short ‘Sar’, and self-published photo book ‘Life in War’ which depicts people impacted by war.
Katie Oborn speaks with Plymouth volunteer group Clean Our Patchread more
Anita explores how we interact with our spaces as lockdown begins to easeread more
‘We were co-ordinatinating and buying plane tickets when suddenly everything changed’read more
‘Dates slipping away becoming nothing more than another day of distance, another day locked away’read more
Eventually, things will change againread more
As boredom sets in, we look to our past selves for inspirationread more
Anita’s son’s birthday has an unusually quietnessread more
Anita captures the stillness of life in lockdown around Plymouthread more
Katie reflects on the passing of time during lockdown, includes a video of her readingread more
Raman studies the stories of the people at their windows during lockdownread more
‘The lid hasn’t been lifted but they’ve pierced it with enough holes for us to breathe’ – Holly considers the easing of lockdownread more
Katie reflects on the community in the air during the clap for the NHSread more