This Located Residency, from designer and theatre-maker, Becky Davies, is inspired by Pontypridd’s community spirit in the face of regeneration projects and flood devastation.
Created in collaboration with director Elise Davison, poet-musician Rufus Mufasa, and sound artist Tic Ashfield, It Takes a Town is a playful, multi-sensory journey in which the whole community is encouraged to play a creative role. This period of artistic research will culminate in the production of a prototype of an interactive book filled with at-home activities designed by Becky. The town’s bustling Prince’s cafe, and its sensory potential, will act as a springboard into the many anecdotes and associations residents of Pontypridd might bring to the work.
Accessibility to all will play a fundamental role in the project’s development, which will ask: How do you crowdsource the narrative of a place? At a time of isolation, how can we bring people together through play and creativity?