The workshops, ran by Bird & Gorton, explored the cultural life of Nottingham with the ultimate aim of creating a 10-year Cultural Framework for the city. This particular event involved activities including round-table discussions, one-to-one interviews and mapping cultural hotspots in and around the Nottingham area.
It was the latter of these activities that gave us a chance to get more involved. We know that, culturally, Nottingham has a lot to offer. From Backlit Gallery and the National Videogame Arcade to Jamcafé and Goose Fair, there really is something for everyone here; but we rarely shout about it.
Some might say that is Nottingham’s style, self-deprecating and down-to-earth, but we’re proud to have started our business here and think more people should know what’s going on. That’s why we asked if we could build an online Culture Map of Nottingham using the data collected from the workshops.
Now we’ve built an initial concept of the map, we’ll soon be adding the ability for anyone to add their own cultural spots and while we’re at it make it look a bit more presentable (our dev team aren’t the best designers!).
We hope the map is put to good use by the residents of Nottingham and by anyone planning a visit to the city in the future. We’ll keep you posted of progress.