Life Mapping

As a contribution to the first-ever Salt Spring Island Pride celebration in 2005, GLOSSI (Gays and Lesbians of Salt Spring Island) undertook a research project mapping the lives of island gays and lesbians. Caffyn Kelley and Dr. Anne Zeller coordinated the project.

Collage Workshop
At a Saturday workshop, participants were invited to reflect on the phases of their lives and to work with symbolic imageery and photographs to creat collage “maps” sharing aspects of their lives. Others who could not attend the workshop created collages at home.

Life Mapping Survey
Participants were also invited to gather 6-10 images to represent different phases of their lives, and then spend about two hours responding to a “Life Mapping Survey”. Thoughts and images gathered through these surveys were incorporated into the final collage.