Leith Conversation Cafés
- Ilustration, Poster
- Leith Conversation Cafés - Feniks
Client: Feniks. Counselling, Personal Development and Support Services Ltd for Leith Conversation Cafes project
Project: Poster design for the promotion of the brand new project Leith Conversation Cafes.
Feniks is a charitable organisation born in 2007 to support Central Eastern European community in Edinburgh and Scotland. They provide culturally sensitive psychological support, cultural awareness training and community development projects, such as Leith Conversation Cafés.
The Leith Conversation Cafés has created with the aim to give a safe and inclusive space for people from various ethnic backgrounds and at risk of social isolation to promote cultural exchange, discuss issues relevant to their socio-economic status, wellbeing, integration as well as to make new friends.
The commission was to design a creative poster where the following concepts were reflected:
- Project aimed at people around the world
- Cultural exchange
- Space for relaxation and inclusiveness
- Coffee time idea because the sessions are hosted in community cafes in Leith.
As I was given total creative freedom, I proposed the creation of a paper model set.
On one hand, I used the paper material because I wanted to give the idea of fragility, the same as when a foreign person arrives in a foreign country. On the other hand, when you mould this material well, it changes its fragility becoming a more resistant and stronger material such as when a person feels good in well integrated into a community.