agent flanagan explored similar methodology - by asking members of the public to photograph something of their choice aound the target zone (eastern gateway of west brom) and then describe the reason for the choice. in return the participants were free to choose the gift of their choice from the assortment of pre-bought goodies.
both of these projects required and received active participation of the west brom public. at one stage each member of a family of 6 got involved with agent flanagan's project - although there was a flip-side - agent branthwaite was given 50p by a by-passer so determined not to get involved!
agent brereton bought himself a book of facts and doctored the cover to make it seem that it was a book of facts about west brom. he then proceeded to engage the west brom public with seemingly absurd questions about the local area, such as - what's the tallest mountain in west brom? amazement, confusion but most importantly engagement ensued.
agent lima referenced a symbol of west brom - the capful of nails. members of the town's public were invited to "carry a nail for west brom" symbolic of a need and hope that people would see an alternative to the potential homogenisation of the town centre threatened by the imminent opening of a huge tesco store. whilst accompanying the participants on the "walk" she could engage and seek opinion on this matter and more.