Special Place in the City – Brisbane, 2010-2011

Location: Brisbane, Australia
Size: 5.905 km2
Residents: 2.043.185

Approach: Collaboration with Vegas Spray and Papergirl Brisbane project
Method: Open call for a short story via Papergirl Brisbane website
Aim: Looking for personal stories and unique places in the city of Brisbane
Output: Handwritten stories with a sketch of the location – distributed to random people on the street
Number of participants: 7
Status: In progress

Special places from Brisbane received via internet open call

KOLEKTIVA was invited to participate in a project Cross City Experience #07 organized by Australian artist and curator Travis Dewan in the frame of his online platform Vegas Spray.

Papergirl BrisbaneTogether with an Australian cultural initiative Papergirl Brisbane we launched a new project in the frame of our platform Special Place in the City. Papergirl is a Berlin initiated art event that sees people giving free art to random strangers. The project is organized in various cities worldwide. Papergirl Brisbane is a cultural initiative which works to bridge the gap between the wider public of Brisbane, and the local artists and writers who live here. In the style of American paperboys, art and writing is collected from the local creative community, exhibited in a gallery, rolled up, and then distributed by bicycle to the random passers-by in Brisbane’s CBD.
In the frame of Papergirl Brisbane project special places were collected with the help of an online form. KOLEKTIVA interpreted the stories in handwritten descriptions of places each including a map of the location. We are hoping that people who will receive the stories from Papergirl Brisbane cyclists will visit these places.

More info on the collaboration project’s website.

Stories from Brisbane interpreted by KOLEKTIVA