Group 3

Keeley Travel – Week 4, First Group Discussion 

Monday 5th February 2018 


This week we were allocated into groups, made up of 2 March and 2 BA students, we came together in these groups to discuss our ideas and interpretations. The core of the discussion was establishing a ‘site’ to focus on and start to think about how we will be presenting our ideas in the form of a publication. 



  • The Forgotten spaces of Birmingham 
  • Historic importance of the site (imagery, maps, myths, people, local knowledge etc.) 
  • Locations from the walk, broken down into 8 key locations/ destinations: 
  1. New Street/ Grand Central 
  1. Paradise Circus / Library 
  1. Bullring/ St Martin’s Church 
  1. Millennium Point/ Curzon Street Station 
  1. St Paul’s Square/ Jewellery Quarter/ Gun Quarter 
  1. China Town/ Gay Quarter  
  1. Digbeth 
  1. Pigeon Park’ – a.k.a. St Philip’s Cathedral 



  • Fake news/ urban myths 
  • Blending true and false images/info of Birmingham to fill in gaps in historic info 
  • Portraying Birmingham better than reality  
  • Brummie/ Black country accent used descriptively 
  • Local names/ interpretation 


Presentation/ publication 

  • Translated text. Plain English/ Black Country  
  • Layering information/ images to represent their chronological order 
  • Using images from different cities, but describing Birmingham 
  • Positive portrayal of Birmingham showing aspects we are proud of and changing/ falsely interpreting aspects we are not (hyperreality) 


We have now se up several communication streams to aid us in our group work. These include: WhatsApp for communication, Pinterest board to record images, Facebook to post links and other information, OneDrive to save/ share group documents and files. We have agreed to meet prior to the next session to run through a PowerPoint we will be putting together remotely, this will be presented to the rest of the CoLab group next week. 


Minutes by Dan Gibbons 


Group 3 – Jack, Holly, Dan, Ningjing 

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