HERE+NOW is Scotland's first not-for-profit participatory design and landscape architecture studio. We design, engage and curate to put people at the heart of place and design. Find out more: thehereandnow.org.uk
Hold Me Dear is an online curated collection of photographs and personal stories contributed by individuals worldwide about a place they treasure. Check out the full gallery or submit your own here: holdmedear.co.uk .
Most recently we extended the project by also inviting people from across the globe via an open call to contribute a short video clip - using whatever equipment they had - to describe their unique and personal response and story behind a specific place they treasure. This collaborative film project is the result.
A local social history and conversation with Joyce of Joyce's Cake Shop in Canonmills, Edinburgh.
Originally made by HERE+NOW through interviews with Joyce in her cake shop to enable her to be included as a speaker at their 'PEP Talk' event on 24 April 2015 which she could not attend, this film shows a rare insight into the stories and memories of local places that are often passed down by word of mouth.