On our first day of filming Shona, Sam from ADNW and myself visited Shazia from Libaas Fashion on Albert Drive. Shazia is a great supporter of the project and was one of the first people to be recorded for Albert Drive TV which will be coming soon to a local shop near you. It was really good having Shona (who is one of the creative volunteers on the project) helping me with the filming and she is a great communicator who really engages with the people we meet on the drive. Sam enjoyed being introduced to the shop, Shazia and its colours. This initial chat inspired an idea which aims to use textile colors to change the environment in collaboration with Libaas fashion. Our first day had lots of positive energy, smiles and we took the fist steps to getting to know our neighbours.
Over the next few weeks we will be setting up a small tv studio in Libaas to interview members of the community and explore the fine art of Asian textiles.