A big thanks to everyone involved in the project, and who came to support the intervention on the beach last Friday. Thanks guys!
As some of you know, this is an ongoing project, and i will be visiting different beaches through out the North East over the summer period 2017.
WHY DO YOU GO TO THE BEACH?
WHAT DO YOU USE IT FOR?
HOW OFTEN DO YOU GO TO THE BEACH?
WHAT DOES THE BEACH AND LANDSCAPE
MEAN TO YOU?
In this project i am exploring temporary communities.
As a dog owner, i regularly come to Tynemouth beach, and love being able to chat to other dog owners, beach walkers, and runners whilst I’m here. I grew up in a small village in Sweden, and for me, coming to the beach, is like going back to that village - I may not know everyone, but there is always a sense of belonging to something and a familiarity that i love.
Inspires by Benedict Anderson, I decided that i wanted to do a project that explored the beach as a community. For me, the beach offers a unique temporal and social space where different people come and go, but for those precious few minutes, hours, or sometimes days we become part of something bigger, part of that diverse, multifaceted and often contradictory thing that is community.
This project is my attempt to introduce you to some of your fellow beach users. Maybe next time you’re down on the beach, it’ll inspire you to think about the people that you’re sharing your experience with.