As part of the Cardiff Contemporary 2014 I was invited to take part in a micro residency at The Beuys Pavilion, a temporary sculpture and place for public engagement between artists, designers, architects and the general public. The aim of the residency was to explore a spatial framework for the city which I chose to do by visualising memories and experiences of Cardiff as they were given to me from people passing by. The illustrations were created on site over five days and they engaged a variety of people from students and teenagers to hotel workers and the homeless. The project was co-curated by Design Circle and EMP Projects & Associates.

Photos by Mission Photographic, EMP Projects and Laura Sorvala.

  • Laura was booked by the Wales Deanery to make a graphic recording of our MedTRiM Course for doctors. She captured both the main learning outcomes of the course and the essence of the learning activities incredibly well. What she produced was so good we now use it on all MedTRiM Courses to set the scene for the day.

    Andy McCann, DNA Definitive

  • Laura was a pleasure to work with, both flexible and accommodating for our specific needs. The final piece produced on the day was of exceptional quality and I highly recommend her.

    Chris Formosa, Strategic HR Project Manager at City of London

  • Laura’s unique work created an extremely exciting, vivid and innovative artwork that Chapter continues to profile through its marketing and promotional material.

    Hannah Firth – Head of Visual and Live Arts, Chapter

  • She turned our research into a creative and effective set of scenarios. We would recommend anyone who wants to make their research come alive to work with Laura.

    Noel Hatch – Co-Chair, Transeuropa Cooperative

  • The work done by Laura was invaluable in helping others to understanding the innovation model clearly, and in a lively way that inspired and engaged people. Laura was very effective in clarifying the brief and making helpful suggestions to improve the final product.

    Ian Graham, Head of Innovation, City of York Council