These are some of the teams that took part over the Mapping weekend.
A wheelchair powered duo and a group from the Durham Society for the Blind and Partially Sighted – mapped the accessibility of the Park, using hi-tech GPS gear from Durham University on part of their journey to produce a tracker trail, as shown by the green and magenta markers here.
Durham's Society for the Blind and Partially Sighted are to explored ways to map the Necklace Park as an audio soundtrack, using ideas of ambient and verbal cues as waymarkers along the riverside.
Bobby Shaftoe Maps the Necklace
The Park in music. If you’re interested in composition add your own layers of Park inspired music to build up this Map.
Busking in the Park
Music in The Park. A map of performance spaces in the Park, where would you most like to perform?.. Least?.. How would it sound?..
one-off mapping of "chaos vs tranquillity" by award-winning Venezuelan multi-media artist Cipriano Martinez.
One-off colour mapping of the Necklace Park by an international designer.
In May Gilesgate Primary School will be composing site inspired poetry leading to a dance performance in the Durham Necklace Park.
Have you ever wondered what your dog is thinking about the journeys you take together? Here’s your chance to experience The Necklace Park through your Dog's eyes, nose and paws.
What to a passerby are just swings in a playground might be the place someone had their first kiss, or an old house on the edge of town might be the first place someone would think to hide if they were in trouble with the law.... A new perspective can disorient you in even the most familiar of places. This team asked residents to reflect on aspects of their lives in Necklace Park through a series of activities, and helped us map unexpected interpretation of everyday places.
Feeling our way around
A group from Durham's Society for the Blind and Partially Sighted mapped the accessibility of The Park.
What is a shelter? It could be something physical or psychological, natural or man-made! A group of young people examined Durham's Necklace Park to find the answer and come up with some new ideas!
A-level students from Heaton Manor School came to the Durham Necklace Park for the first time for some hindsight mapping offering rediscovery triggers for revision.
Honey I ate the map!
Investigating and eating the foods of the Necklace Park.
Mapping Belmont Viaduct
Award winning architect practice DMSR, together with a local school, investigated how to Map Bekmont Viaduct, and if by doing so its possible to make it more visible, accessible and understandable.
Messing About in Boats
If you are more interested in mapping the wetland rather than the dry, you can put your thoughts here!
A map of temporary origami sculptures.
The Owl and the Pussy Cat
Our first complete map! Feel free to create your own response.
The Durham Necklace Park has some beautiful and distinctive trees. Help us map these remarkable creatures and celebrate what it is that makes them so special to us. Don’t mark the bark…do leave the leaves…map the park and its trees through photographs, stories, notes and votes!
Is it a sport? Is it dangerous? Do you need a special place to do it?
Parkour is a new underground 'phenomenon' sweeping cities around the UK and is an activity where you don’t need specialist equipment, just a good pair of trainers, comfortable clothing and a lot of nerve! Calvin and his crew tested out a few spaces and turned away from others but they were able to show on camera a taste of this extreme sport is!
Performance Experience Mapping
Lady Kitt and Bridie Jackson are mapping through a series of interactive performance and sound pieces.
Water... trees... open spaces... fallen logs... sand and mud... meadows... fallen leaves... old bridges...A winding river with lots of 'loose parts' on each of its banks... The Play Mappers mapped a playground with a difference!
Readers of the Lost Art
Mapping the stories (true and not-so-true) of the Necklace Park, in the form of a comic.
Through a Pinhole
Mapping the Necklace through Pinhole Photography. Photographer Sarah Thomas, worked with visitors creating images using simple cameras made out of everyday materials!
Looking at Durham from across the world, exploring similarities and differences of two cities. Can you make a map that two cities can use at once?
An architecturally-trained theatre producer is creating a sensory map of Durham’s vennels
Wild about food
Mapping the edible Park bounty– whether it be garlic, elderflower or fungi.
What to do on a Saturday Afternoon
What can you do on a Saturday Afternoon? A local school is finding out!