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SUFFOLK WOMEN'S STORIES

A National Lottery funded project

Suffolk Women’s Stories is an audio-visual record of women’s daily life in 2022 and a reflection on the impact Covid had on their lives; ultimately forming part of Suffolk Archives collection. 

 

Creative Curve and The Hold, Suffolk Archives, developed a workshop programme bringing over 156 women together to explore how socio-economic issues affect women’s lives and to reflect on how Covid impacted on individuals: sharing their experiences through visual imagery and story capture for an audio-visual, touch sensitive wall.

 

We chose to use a medium that was fun, accessible, and interactive for all ages to engage a wide audience; creating the 3.6 metre drawing on display and coinciding with “Women Don’t Do Such Things” exhibition curated by The Hold; exploring Suffolk women who have led change in their communities, past and present. Bare Conductive created touch sensitive paint and interactive sensory kits used by creatives in a variety of different ways.

 

Socio-economic issues particularly affect women & women with caring responsibilities, coupled to the unequal impact on women during Covid 19 a real need for ongoing support across an intergenerational and diverse range of women was identified: evidence indicates that women were already disproportionally impacted by socio-economic inequalities before the pandemic.

 

https://www.fawcettsociety.org.uk/why-women-need-a-right-to-know-shining-a-light-on-pay-discrimination 

https://wbg.org.uk/analysis/uk-policy-briefings/crises-collide-women-and-covid-19/ 

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Audio Extracts

Extract 1
00:00 / 02:27
Extract 2
00:00 / 03:56
Extract 3
00:00 / 01:19
Extract 3
00:00 / 01:19
Extract 4
00:00 / 03:37
Extract 5
00:00 / 01:58
Extract 6
00:00 / 02:44
Extract 7
00:00 / 02:21
Extract 8
00:00 / 02:00
Extract 9
00:00 / 00:24
Extract 10
00:00 / 01:44
Extract 11
00:00 / 03:49
Extract 12
00:00 / 03:30
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