Student's alternative guide to Leeds seeks residents' views
BA (Hons) Graphic Arts and Design student, Malú Colorín, is designing a playful guide 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 am creating three routes in the city centre area of Leeds: historical, cultural, and 'fun facts'. I will be placing 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."
Malú is looking to get as many people as possible to complete her short survey available at http://bit.ly/LeedsSurvey so that she can develop the routes, decide on the most appealing name for her project and introduce the most popular suggestions for souvenirs and gifts to be included as part of her guide.