The Education department at RIBA approached me to run a small RIBA Talk and Workshop in their learning department. Wilson Yau, who works within the RIBA education department found my map sketchbook drawings on Instagram and approached me on this bases to run a map workshop with attendees to teach them how to create their own personal memory maps as well as give a short presentation and talk about my illustrations work.
The Attendees of the workshop are an older group of 50 ages and up. They are part of a social community group that spends time doing workshops, visiting museums and galleries and doing social activities together.
The 15 minute presentation of my work where I talked about my sketch book drawings and a few examples of my architectural drawings for commerical work. After which we started the Map work shop. there were about 20 attendees to the work shop. I worked one on one with many of them.
The group created visual memopry maps of thier personal experices, these were either Maps of thier local area, where they use to live, places they had been on holiday. there was quite an interesting range of memory maps being created.
I was also pleased to see a few diffrent styles of illustration. from hand drawn maps, to collage, techincal, sketch and coulourful. It was interesting to see the map personalities develop through the maps, I enjoyed speaking to the attendees abou thier ideas and helping them through the process to create thier visual memory maps.
Once we finished the workshop, I was very pleased to here from the majority of the class how they enjoyed the workshop and creating thier of Visual memory map. many of them said they would go away and create more maps for friends and family and social events. It was a real please to feel the group enjoy the workshop and also learn something about maps and how they could create thier own maps.