Maps and Legends, a residency at Firstsite in Colchester, responded to the trails and plaques that commemorate historic events in Britain’s oldest town. A 3 month participatory project created a giant stitched woolfelt rug in the folly of the Minories garden. The work layered oral histories from the local archives and invited participants to be contemporary scribes. Maps and Legends celebrated the interplay of untold histories and ordinary everyday narratives.

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