The DIY Diversity Flag

The ‘Who are We’? Programme offered three sets of school workshops, targeted at primary and secondary level. These workshops were offered on Tuesday 14th March; Wednesday 15th March and Friday 17th March.

All school workshops are closed sessions and will run from 10:30 onward, lasting approximately 90 minutes.

The DIY Diversity Flag with artist, Gil Mualem-Doron, and Giota Alevzou, Open University.

The DIY Diversity Flag was a 90 minute workshop, designed by Gil Doron for primary schools. It is linked to Gil’s New Union Flag Project.

The aim of the workshop was for pupils to map the diversity that exists in their daily life, culture and community. This mapping is explored and represented through  creating a flag with textile designs from the places to which they are connected.

The workshop fuses various disciplines, such as geography, history, design and art. Giota Alevizou (Open University) asked students to reflect on questions of cultural heritage, identity and belonging looking at the ways in which these questions are expressed through the art of ‘making’ and story-telling.

In this workshop students were also introduced to creative methods that are being materialised outside established museums and galleries – through participatory art, community art, protest art, and public art.

At the end of the workshop, students left with the flags they have individually and collectively created.

This workshop was aimed at children aged between 7 and 11 years.

Friday 17th March: 10:30 -12:00 noon