We’re very excited to be launching a new subscription model in June 2021. We’ve signed up 50 wonderful academics, published authors and independent researchers, with more signing up every week. They’ll start by publishing around 450 viewpoints in London in June, amounting to 50+ hours of highest quality research.
The Power of Viewpoints
Stories, memories, etc. are extremely potent. By placing them in the physical world, that potency is unleashed. When a listener experiences a place through a viewpoint, the place becomes emotionally charged for that person. Not just for the duration of the viewpoint, but forever. Whether it’s a building, a bridge or a tree, the effect is the same: having listened to a viewpoint, the object awakens – permanently – onto the listener’s ’emotional landscape’, to coin a phrase.
Placecloud Interview #2: Face Marks
We talk about Mike Leigh’s ‘wild’ film Naked, set in a real-but-not-real ’90s London, and how it documents that the city is always both eternal and ever-changing. Finally, Tom tantalises us with hints at his next projects: a voyage around UK’s nuclear power stations, and a new book about the ‘plague walks’ he made during lockdown in 2020.