Artist Michelle Baharier is creating digital art work inspired by our experience of bus journeys and wheelchair user David Morris’s poem Routemaster race. Morris was unable to access the buses until access become a legal requirement.
As part of this project, she’d love to talk with anyone who fancies a chat about their experience on buses – good or bad. Michelle is looking for stories about your journeys to work, sightseeing, going out with friends, or whatever your connection to accessing London double-decker buses.
Inspiration drawn from conversations will translated into a series of collages released online and archived at the London Transport Museum. Participants who are chosen to be involved will get a copy of the art work inspired by their experience. To kick things off, there will be a series of doorstep interviews.
Michelle will come to you and conduct a short informal interview and chat outside your residence or chosen public place nearby, whichever you prefer. Following COVID guidelines, there will be recording equipment with a long reach to maintain the two meter distance. Masks, individual hand sanitisers, and antibacterial wipes will also be provided.
If you’d like to chat with Michelle, we’d love to hear from you! Please select at least 3 options from the below link. We will only need one session and this will most likely take less than one hour. Thank you; we look forward to meeting you soon!
Fancy getting involved? Please let us know by signing up here.
You can also read more about the project at Disability Arts Online.