Our aim was to talk with, not at students. The concept for year one of our undergraduate print work was ‘Points of Conversation’. We hosted a conversation day were we set up fourteen tables each designed to allow for a conversation and a cup of tea. Menus of conversation were created to encourage participants to speak openly about their own views on life, love and education.
The concept for year two of our undergraduate print work was ‘Lines of Conversation’. We mapped lines across the campus and asked those working, teaching and studying along those lines to submit their questions for further conversations. The lines crossed we placed suggestion boxes as a means to gather further questions. The suggestion boxes were in fact student’s, each wearing a t-shirt that read ‘Suggestion box’ on it. The questions gathered were used in a long table conversation workshop in which we documented and illustrated all relevant discussion points.
All of the content captured was used throughout the new university publications.