‘Lyrical Tourism‘ – Oonagh Farrell
I explored the city of Dublin through the lyrics of the famous song, Raglan Road, sang by Luke Kelly. Picking out key locations in the song, I began my derive on Raglan Road and drifted through Pembroke road, Baggot St. and Stephens Green to my final destination of Grafton Street while listening to the lyrics of the song.
Counter Tourism – David O’Mahony
The brief for this exercise was to experience the city through the eyes of a “counter tourist”. My interpretation of this led me to a walk through the city centre on which I payed little attention to detail of the physical environment around me. To do this I wore my aunt’s thick reading glasses so as to experience this built environment around me as a blur. As this led to nausea and multiple close calls with traffic I decided to try a different approach. I took photographs around the spire but rather than capture the monument itself I focused on the area of ground on which the tourist stood (above). With this exercise I hoped to get a new perspective of this stereotypical tourist attraction. I also followed multiple city centre locals who appeared to be doing their daily shop in the hope of being led to areas off the beating track for the tourist.
Following in Someone Else’s Footsteps
Hannah Scaife and I carried out this exercise, we chose people at random from the crowd and followed them. When we lost them we simply chose new victims. We recorded the smells and sounds of the journey, there is an audio clip to accompany these images. We found that as we were so focused on our quarry we didn’t take in our surroundings by looking around, we were more reliant on our other senses.
Ariadne’s (Caryn’s) thread- Alanah Doyle
Oftentimes we do not have a set of rules as to how to properly perform or execute something, be a task, chore or project. Over time, through trial and error, we see what works and what doesn’t. We break free from chaos and find ourselves on a path or way that allows us to reach our destination faster and in less frustrating circumstances.
Using Caryn’s Saturday routine as the basis for a walk through Dublin city.
Taking a line for a walk through Dublin City. Make a drawing on sketch paper – a line, shape, it can be anything you like. Super impose your drawing over a map of the city and map your route for the walk.