-really good, all about thinking and looking at london in different ways.
this really contributed to my earlier thoughts on characterising london, making london into characters, characters of the people, animals etc. and rachels workshop later on helped even further. i really feel i want to pursue this idea and see where it leads
-its also very interesting to note something karl said about this book project overall-TO REALLY INVESTIGATE, TO REALLY DIG DOWN INTO SUBJECT/ WHAT YOU WANT TO PURSUE. JUST REALLY BLOODY GET INTO IT, RESEARCH,PURSUE, INVESTIGATE. TO GO FURTHER INTO!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
NON VISUAL LONDON- smells,sounds,taste[fish+chips, pollution], atmosphere/vibe
NON AURAL LONDON -what you see,feel,remember
NON VERBAL-busy,crowded, systems at work [directions etc], behaviour-the way people use a city
-THERE IS SOMETHING DIFFERENT THAT MAKES A PLACE INDIVIDUAL-what is it?
LONDON AS TIME-history,architecture,fashion,rush hour
AS SOUND-building work, traffic,planes,weather[rain],accents,language
AS WORDS, typefaces, adverts,
AS SPACE -open and closed, mixed, industrial.residential.shopping.office
AS SMELL-urinal smell underpass,thames,fish market
i thought this was interesting, what kind of person would london be?what kind of personality?
we then made a collage to represent one of the character traits.-i wanted to represent london as open minded,busy and the sheer variety!