The GIAGers are part of an attempt by Medway Students to break the Guinness world record for the largest display of origami hearts. Led by Sports Studies Society, the heart was chosen as an anatomical and physiological symbol of health and vitality, and also of compassion. This shared project has spanned the Medway and Kent community and as each heart is simple to fold, people of all ages and backgrounds have been involved.
The final exhibition will be held in the Deep End in spring term and will consist of a 6m2 model of a heart that the audience will walk through, essentially as blood cells. The solid line of colour through each board represents the veins and arteries of circulatory system. These artworks are available for a donation and will be distributed after the event. All proceeds go to our chosen charities, Molly McLaren Foundation and Cardiac Risk in the Young.
Now over the minimum 50,000 hearts required for the record, work is now focussed on making the display. We eagerly want you to be involved for this massive achievement for as little or as much as you would like, meet us in the Social Space today or contact email@example.com or www.facebook.com/paperheartsprojectmedway