At the end of the following week, we came together for our last workshop. This final event was held in the Creative Campus, at the Glasgow School of Art in Forres.
The workshop began with a collective and reflective session. To guide the reflections, the Leapfrog team prepared a presentation with pictures depicting all the activities and workshops conducted up to that point. The pictures aimed to recap the participants’ experiences and trigger them to share their impressions around each activity. One important reflection was that the process became a platform for participants to learn throughout the process. For example, the first deliberative walk we did in the first workshop, helped them to see the property as a whole, and as a sequence of spaces that may have different identities and uses but are connected to each other. They learnt how to see their physical resources from different perspectives by listening to each other.
After that, we moved to the kitchen and we sit around the table with coffee and biscuits. On the table, there were the different components of tool printed out in A4 and distributed in blocks. There were also scissors, post-its and pens for them to alter the tool and provide feedback. First they looked at the components and how all of the components would work together. Then, they cut the components and collectively began to talk about in what ways they could use the tool. This hands-on activity led to very interesting conversations around what information should be included in the tool in order to make clear the purpose of the walk and why would it be valuable to people to come and walk with them. At this point, we started to underpin ways in which the tool could be used to invite people to walk.
We concluded that the tool was flexible enough, at that stage, to be tailored according to the needs, purpose and duration of the walk. It was agreed that the tool was able to help the facilitator to perform the walk by giving structure. Simultaneously, the tool was able to formalise the process of capturing the walkers’ insights. However, the overall feedback was that the tool should have more blank spaces so they could tailor it depending on different needs and purposes.
Following this session the Leapfrog team set about making some final changes to the tools before publication.