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Lateral North to work with local groups to create Covid community memorial

CHARTS in partnership with Argyll and Bute Council and greenspace scotland have appointed Lateral North to work with individuals and communities to explore the impacts of Covid.

CHARTS are delighted to welcome design collective Lateral North to undertake this work who have firm family roots in the area, and a strong national reputation specialising in exhibition design, filmmaking, websites and community driven collaborative projects. They have worked extensively with communities, local authorities, governments and international institutions including the Scottish Government, Cairngorms National Park and La Biennale to date.

Graham Hogg, Director of Lateral North, said:, "The pandemic caused unimaginable pain for families throughout the world. However, it also brought social, economic and environmental challenges - such as Black Lives Matters, biodiversity loss, the climate emergency and other converging challenges to the fore. We are thrilled to be working on this project with CHARTS, and while the crux of the project will focus around what happened during the pandemic, we hope that Remembering Together can also look forward to how we address issues such as rising sea levels, temperature rise and cost of living - and how design and creativity can develop responses to these micro and macro challenges."

Offering a place to connect, reflect and create, Remembering Together is about creating together, being part of a process to commemorate those who have lost their lives, and celebrating the ways in which Scottish communities have come together during the most difficult times.

This Argyll and Bute wide project will have two phases - in this phase (phase one), Lateral North will work with local communities to explore and shape ideas for a creative output which reflects local people’s experiences of the pandemic. This collaboration with community groups and individuals will inform and make recommendations for the second phase of Remembering Together and a future arts commission to be advertised in November 2022. Phase two of the project aims to result in art work which will commemorate the impacts of the pandemic in mainland and island Argyll and Bute, to be completed in 2023.

Remembering Together is being delivered by Lateral North using digital toolkits and workshops in person across mainland and islands. If you would like to be involved, please contact Graham Hogg, Director of Lateral North.