Grays + Me: An Alternative Mapping Project

Thursday 31 Jan 2019 - Friday 29 Mar 2019
A poster for Arooj Khan's Grays and Me project

Grays + Me
An Alternative Mapping Project

Thameside Complex, Grays

From January to March 2019, Arooj Khan ran a series of events in Grays as part of her ECDP NPO Commission, exploring people, place and regeneration. The project encouraged residents to re-map where they live, in their own personal way.

Here’s an overview of the events:

Re-making Grays!
31 January  12.00 – 2.00pm

Grab a pen, and help deface a map of Grays! Scribble out the things you don’t like, draw on the things you would like.

Sound-mapping Grays!
9 February  12.00 – 1.00pm

If there was one sound that sums up Grays, what would it be? Come along and record your sound and add it to our soundscape. Event on Facebook

Share a Story!
9 March  10.30 – 1.00pm

Share your Grays-related stories with other residents over a cup of tea and slice of Essex spice cake. Part of Essex Book Festivl’s ‘Oh, The Places We’ll Go!’ with storytelling from not only Grays, but also from around the world. Event on Facebook

Grays + Me: The Exhibition
29 March 6.00 – 8.00pm

Come along to hear the findings from workshops, and to view and interact with our new and collaborative maps of Grays. Event on Facebook