There are many makes of campervan but none more iconic and instantly recognisable than the Volkswagen Camper which is now firmly embedded in our popular culture.
Home is Where You Park It is an exciting storytelling project which will capture the history and heritage of the VW Campervan by collecting VW owners stories and memories through oral histories, digital stories and documentary photographs.
We want you to be a part of our project and help immortalise the VW campervan story!
After 56 years in production, the Volkswagen (VW) Type 2 Campervan has come to an end. The manufacture of this model is currently the longest-produced model in the global automotive industry. Our project will be one way to recognise this significant milestone in the history of the VW Campervan, by capturing and recording the stories and memories experienced and collected along the journey by VW campervan owners.
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Owning a VW Campervan is not just about the van, it is about a way of life. It's about the stories and memories experienced and collected along the journey. For many, it also means being part of a community of likeminded people and gives people a sense of belonging and identity.
But VW campervans also have a much wider appeal. They are visually appealing and bring a smile to people's faces when they see one drive by.
What will our project do?
Home is Where You Park It will collect and archive oral histories and digital stories from the VW Community through a series of workshops and interviews held across the UK, but as part of the project we would love to collect stories and photos from the international community through the power of social media!
We want our project to help record and preserve this unique and iconic heritage for future generations to learn from and enjoy. We hope you will support our project and follow our journey as it develops.
The stories collected during our project will be brought together to create the "Home is Where You Park It" Storybook and website which will feature stories, memories, anecdotes, hints, tips and advice from the VW Campervan scene.
We will also be holding some special screening events and VW gatherings to celebrate the stories and memories collected.
What will the project budget pay for?
The budget we have put together for the project will cover the costs of;
Delivering facilitated creative workshops with participants where they will learn to create their own personal digital story about their love of the VW Campervan. Through a series of workshops participants will gain skills in storytelling and creative writing, audio recording, photo editing and movie making.This includes workshop faciliator time, venue hire and material costs.
Recruiting a specialist oral historian to collect oral history interviews with members of the VW campervan community which will be archived for the future as a record of the heritage of the VW community.
To work with our designers to design and print a high quality publication containing the many stories and photographs collected in the digital story workshops and oral history interviews.
To work with our web team to design and build a project website which will showcase the digital stories, oral histories, documentary photographs on a global platform so we can share the stories of the heritage of the VW community to an even wider audience.
Organising a series of celebration events and VW gatherings where participants and the wider public can come together to share the stories created.
Our organisation operates on a non-profit distributing basis so the budget set will be 100% spent on the project and absolutely nothing else!
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Who we are and what we do
Curiosity Creative is a non-profit-distributing social enterprise, dedicated to creating and archiving digital stories made by people in the North East. We are a small (but growing!) social enterprise established in May 2012.
We support community groups to tell their own stories and record them using sound, images and photographs. In the process participants increase their confidence and skills in listening, group working and IT skills. Digital storytelling is a technique that has proven benefits to a wide range of people. Above all, it allows people to have their voices heard often for the first time. It's an opportunity for creativity and helps to build community pride and develop relationships between different local groups.