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Volgograd X Coventry Digital Tablecloth

Updated: Sep 2, 2021

The Digital Tablecloth will be a joint community project between the cities of Volgograd and Coventry, who will recreate the first recorded act of twinning in the shape of an interactive photo exhibition. The residents of both cities are asked to send in photos from the past or present that show “What Makes Your City Home.” The photos will be converted into over 300 QR Codes and printed onto a giant tablecloth, which will tour both Russia and UK in 2022. The project will launch September 1st and residents have until October 15th to submit their photos. This can be done through an online form or our pop-up photo stations happening at various times across the city, where you can come in with your printed photo and we can scan it into our system. Photos will be evaluated to make sure they fit within the theme of “What Makes Your City Home,” and if they do, the images will automatically be put through for printing onto the tablecloth, and you will receive an email confirmation in November.

From this selection, 50 will be put forward for judging by a panel of expert Juries, and 5 will be chosen for display alongside the main exhibition. The 50 put forward will also receive a souvenir from our twin, Volgograd. “What Makes Your City Home?” We know “home” could be one of many things. Some say its where they rest their head. Others define “home” by the area their families are from. Whether it’s the local park you spent your Summers growing up, or restaurant that sells the cuisines of your country, “home” can mean many things. We want to see what makes Coventry “home” to you.

You don’t not have to be a professional photographer, but we do need the images to be clear and of a printable resolution – please get in touch if you are unsure. • The type of image can range from an old polaroid to a brand-new digital photo, we are keen to represent both the past and present. • Images that are unique to your experience and personal to you are best. We can’t include multiple duplicates of the same image e.g., photos of the same Coventry landmark unless they are markedly different.

For those unable to upload online: If you would like to submit a physical photograph that you are unable to scan yourself to upload, please join us at one of our ‘photo submission’ events. We will scan the physical photo for you at the pop up location. Please contact Roze Navab on or by calling 07472091319 for more details. If you have any concerns, access queries or difficulty using this form, also please contact Roze on or by calling 07472091319.

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