Student's alternative guide to Leeds launches this weekend
BA (Hons) Graphic Arts and Design student, Malú Colorín, has designed a playful guide, called 'Anywhere in Leeds', for tourists and locals as part of her final year project, which will be available through a mobile-friendly website or in physical form from the Leeds Visitor Centre and in pubs and shops across the city.
Malú commented: "The scheme aims to make locals rediscover and engage more with the city they inhabit. I have created three routes in the city centre area of Leeds: historical, cultural, and 'fun facts' and have placed actual signs along these three routes that can guide people, give them interesting facts about the city, and even pose some questions. I hope for them to be in place for a period of around one or two months so that pedestrians can stumble upon them as they walk. The whole point of this is to make the inhabitants of the city more aware of their surroundings, and thus more interested and involved in what happens in their own city."
The launch event will be held from 10am to 5pm at the Corn Exchange, with activities and walks taking place as well as free tea, cakes and copies of the guide being on offer.
Earlier this year, Malú conducted a survey of Leeds residents to develop the routes and decide on the name for her project.
The guide will soon be available at anywhere-in.net/leeds