Location: Brownfield site, off Pomona Street.
A group of 12 met outside the Kwik Fit on the corner of Ecclesall Road and Pomona Street, Sheffield, S11 8JE at 2pm
For 3 hours on a sunny afternoon, we addressed questions of potential human and natural disconnects, exploried the constituents of a landscape and the relationships involved. We attempted to perform a comprehensive land survey exercise, undertaking tasks including; recording the diversity and amount of plants, the sound and feelscapes, the amount of manmade matter, soil-tests and more.
As a starter, author J.D. Taylor will joined us to walk around the site , asking us use our imaginations to consider what the land may have been used for in the past. Drawing attention to specific features, he looked at how landscape and place can shape experiences individually and collectively, and asked the key questions – what is life like here? what could life be like? what can be done with the weight of the past to liberate the future?
We made a bespoke Kit Box for the event to carry our kitlist which comprised:
Kit Box x 1 - 820mm x 710mm x 820mmBooks - Assorted identification x 10Litter Grabbers x4Refuse Bags - heavy duty, black x 40Rubble Bags - heavy duty, blue x 10Safety Gloves - one size - green, red, blue x 12Specimen Jars x 18Secateurs x 2Magnifying Glasses x 2Binoculars x 1Tape Measures x 4Single Use 35mm Cameras x 4Clipboards x 12Sketch Pads x 12Flower Press Books x 2WatercoloursElastic Bands - heavy duty x 1 packRecord Cards - 125mm x 75 mm / 80mm x 60mm - assorted colours x 150Circular classification Stickers - Assorted Colours - x 2 packsSpecimen bags x 60Specimen envelopes x 50Pens & pencils - biros, permanent markers.Rope, blue x 20 metresWaterCupsThermos flasksFruit