Conversations

I love talking to People With Projects who are doing interesting things. I’m most curious about how they do what they do, what drives them, and their definitions of success.

Many of the following conversations were first published in The Woolf quarterly journal.

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Craig Kirkwood

From Bondi Beach to the remote Welsh hills, visual artist and entrepreneur Craig Kirkwood discusses his yearning for something lasting and how it led to his recent publicationAber: a pictorial homage to the Welsh town of Aberystwyth.

Screen Shot 2015-12-02 at 15.23.21Author and Wall Street based financial behaviourist Jacquette M. Timmons talks about how our stories—our past, our context, our attitudes—affect our relationship and our actions with money.

Screen Shot 2015-12-02 at 15.23.15Zürich-based artist Kaye Llewelyn dives into the story behind the making of her picture book, Pocket Money … on serendipity, fluidity, opportunity … and no words.

Screen Shot 2015-08-26 at 16.31.48Award-winning journalist and author Juliana Barbassa talks about writing to understand displacement, Joan Didion, and the experience of relocating to Rio, Brazil, a city in crisis.

Screen Shot 2015-06-02 at 15.31.11Zürich writer, producer and director Samuel Schwarz on the feature film and Alternate Reality Games of Polder, the largest transmedia storytelling project to come out of Switzerland;

CroftsEnglish ghostwriter Andrew Crofts, on the strange symbiosis between writer and ghost, and what it takes to write someone else’s story.

BisazSwiss Instagram queen, Martina Bisaz, on collaborations with other Instagrammers, and how her Instagramming became more than a hobby.

Kenton Webb authorAuthor Kenton Webb on his knack for gamifying and making his projects into a sport, about the Roger Spoffin storyworld, and about his New York writing adventures.

Aufnahmen von den Mitarbeiter von restorm.com vom 29. März 2011 Swizerland’s Creative Commons representative (and lawyer and helicopter pilot), Phillippe Perreaux, on copyright and the public domain.

imgresZürich based Architect Antonio Scarponi on publishing his book ELIOOO, crowd-funding, and architecture as concrete poetry.

JJ MarshJJ Marsh – crime-writer, columnist, Swiss representative of the Alliance of Independent Authors, and co-founder of Triskele Books author collective – on a sense of place, and on the ever-changing publishing landscape.

Sarah SelfieBestselling Australian author, journalist, TV presenter, blogger and media consultant Sarah Wilson talks ebooks and pbooks, the online gift economy, and her writerly habits.

Screen Shot 2014-09-04 at 6.43.12 pmIrish-born visual artist Sandra Ondraschek-Norris discusses how the creative life can be important to our health, and whether we should talk about art … or let the works speak for themselves. Sandra’s paintings tell their own stories in The Woolf’s Gallery.

Screen Shot 2014-09-04 at 6.44.30 pmErinrose Sullivan, Lausanne-based senior marketing executive and analyst (AKA Trendspotter) on Post-Digital Content and Zeitgeists.

Screen Shot 2014-09-04 at 6.44.49 pmLondon-based Eric Huang, Development Director at Made In Me, on interactive creativity, narratives, gamification and collaboration.

Screen Shot 2014-09-04 at 6.44.57 pmBernie Slater, Australian visual artist, on the power of multiples and the notion of printmaking as a democratic and accessible medium with the power to engender social change.

Screen Shot 2014-09-04 at 6.44.39 pmLiz Eve, award-winning, Berlin-based visual artist with a passion for documenting architecture, construction and sustainable design.

Screen Shot 2014-09-04 at 6.45.41 pmLudwig Wicki, founder and conductor of the 21st Century Orchestra, on film music, technology and live tweeting during concerts. (And what it’s like wearing a Star Trek uniform to work.)

Screen Shot 2014-09-04 at 6.44.20 pmOlga Bushkova, formerly a scientist, on art and obsessions, exploiting our tools, and how she became a photographer.

Screen Shot 2014-09-04 at 6.45.28 pmMonica Tarocco, Zürich-based photographer and visual artist, on ‘Time’, past and present, and the inspiration for her most recent works.

Screen Shot 2014-09-04 at 6.45.12 pmBrianna Stapleton Welch and Sarah Sullivan, blogger-reviewers from Slatebreakers: Finding Feminism in Kidlit and YA.