Simone Landwehr-Traxler’s Creative Lab
Is this the future of nostalgia?
Tuesday 3rd April.
Really, enjoyed the first day of my ‘Lab’, in a strange way the miserable weather aided and abetted that enjoyment, as I was able to concentrate, without the distraction of the weather or children, and plot out the coming weeks.
The focus of the lab is an investigation about how we, as citizens, inhabitants, and workers, engage with and contribute to the collective identity that is ‘Glasgow’ and how we redefine and prioritise the cityscape in ways that reflect and refract our own values and priorities.
To help work through this investigation/hypothesis throughout the duration of the Lab, I will be undertaking a series of short focussed interviews and field trips with a range of participants. The idea is to gather individual stories and memories and create a series of personal narratives and maps that will tell a story of the city.
If you would like to take part please do not hesitate to contact me on: 07594 170 598 / firstname.lastname@example.org to make an appointment. The interviews should not take more than 30 minutes.
All interviews will take place at CCA, 350 Sauchiehall Street, Glasgow, G2 3JD.
Wednesday 4th April.
Worked late last night mulling over the responses from the first tranche of interviews and some patterns/themes are emerging already.
I had an interesting conversation over morning coffee about true happiness Schopenhauer and how we choose to present ourselves ‘accentuating the negative’ as it were. After all that the weather and children were a terrific distraction so we all went swimming and to the park, back tomorrow morning first thing-honest! I have two interviews on Thursday.