Exhibition at Final Whistle Café

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Traces of Place is a project mapping, preserving and sharing memories of north-west Preston,
an area undergoing rapid change. Olivia is interested in how maps can keep elements of a place alive and ways that memories can be preserved and passed on, such as place names, stories, poems, songs and drawings.
Olivia will be based at the Final Whistle Cafe between 26 June and 10 July, collecting memories from residents about the area. An exhibition of Olivia’s large-scale drawings of Preston layered over enlarged sections of 1892 maps will be on display at the cafe.
She will be collating these contributions and asking people to add their memories to an online community map of the area, as well as creating her own maps based on what she discovers. The project will culminate in information and maps that will be distributed to new homes in the area.