meeting the gaze of a statue

meeting the gaze of a statue

During an Opening Lines focus group, I described a Misguided tour of Ayr led by Phil Smith that I recently took part in.  Phil describes his work as counter tourism “blowing apart the homogenous heritage story to uncover, the multiplicity of stories”. David Overend describes the event on the Making Routes blog, here’s an extract:

“We moved inside the station and explored the rich layering of nineteenth century architecture, twentieth century metal work and twenty-first century technology. And strangely, just behind the ticket barrier, was a garden shed. Attentive to anomalies in the environment and hyper-sensitive to the physical and social textures of the spaces we passed through, we departed in a different direction to the trains.”


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