These 4 Walls Research and Development 2021

These 4 Walls began with a research and development project in 2021.

As part of the research and development, we worked with a number of community groups to explore how lockdown impacted people’s lives and mental health.

Visual Artist and collaborator, Nicola Flower, worked with community groups to develop a pair of curtains that featured embroidery completed by local makers. Members of the public wrote words that summed up lockdown on a speech bubble. These were then made into embroidery packs and distributed in Gravesend. The speech bubbles were embellished and the completed embroidery featured on the curtains.

Daisy and Nicola ran a workshop at Trinity Laban for adults. Participants explored the themes through movement and created their own solos, which were developed into this film:

For many students, their dance training moved online during lockdown. Bird College students were invited to create solos in their home spaces that reflected their experience:

During the research and development, DFDC worked with Applause For Thought.

If you, or someone you know, are seeking support with mental health, please reach out. Here is a list of helpful resources:

  • SHOUT- free 24/7 text service for anyone in crisis.Text 85258

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