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LADYSOUNDS: EXPLORATION

Jun
28

Gimme Shelter

Jun
22

From deserts to mountains, to infinity and beyond, Anna Samson charts the fascinating world of female explorers…

Sally Ride.

Sally Ride.

Picture an explorer. Let a cartoon quickly sketch itself into your mind. The khaki shirt tucked into khaki shorts with a thick brown leather belt, rolled down socks and a water bottle. The Panama hat. Is it a man? It’s probably a man.
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Maps Another Way?

Jun
20

Edinburgh-based visual artist Fionnuala Mottishaw shares some intriguing new work as part of our EXPLORATION series.

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If we were not so familiar with the image of truth that is the globe, how would we choose to map our world? This image of the green and blue ball floating in the blackness has been validated by so much within our culture – from those remarkable photos taken from space to the virtual landscape that is Google earth. I am not condemning this, but I am suggesting that commitment to this template has lead to a situation where our minds are bound to it as the only logical solution. But, we would be mistaken to believe that this is the only way to present the world, that this commitment to “objective” truth really is all a map could offer us. If we decided to shift our goals, blur them a little, perhaps everything could get a bit more interesting.
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On The Home Front

Jun
19

Forget faraway shores – you can learn a lot by exploring where you come from, says Anna Samson.

Dunnottar Castle. Photo by Anna Samson.

Dunnottar Castle. Photo by Anna Samson.

I’m Scottish but I live in London now, and have done for a while. And I’m mostly happy here – I’ve fallen hard for the cavernous museums, spicy street food and clubs that don’t close until the trains have started again. I’ve nestled in the corner of a tower block, and I’m in the city for the long run.

But Scotland has a habit of always managing to drag me back. Sometimes it feels like a weary mother tugging me back by the collar, sometimes it’s like a friend who turns up at your door on a Friday night with an already open bottle of Glen’s and a glint in their eye; either way, after a few months of being down the road, I always have to come home.
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Into The Wild… Life Drawing

Jun
15

Gabrielle Corbett interviews conservationist and artist Jennie Webber about her Wild Life Drawing classes, as part of our EXPLORATION series.

Illustration by Gabrielle Corbett.

Illustration by Gabrielle Corbett.

Jennie Webber is next in a session of interviews / profiles from CueGirls. The aim is to celebrate current young, creative and interesting women in order to inspire more.

Wildlife is something that a lot of people do not explore despite it being so close. As more and more of us move to cities we become increasingly detached from nature and the natural world we used to be so content with. Recently, I joined Jennie and class at Charter House Aquatics (FYI it’s free to just pop in and have a snoop about) in London for a drawing class as a pre-Teleman gig activity and was infatuated by the lax atmosphere to roam free, use any of the drawing materials and admire the sea creatures. Before painting we were walked around the tanks and informed of the fascinating habitats and conservation issues surrounding certain species.
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Travelling Alone

Jun
08

Maria Moore looks back at the things she learned by taking a solo trip around Europe as part of our EXPLORATION series.

Nice, France.

Nice, France.

The year I graduated from university, I was a shell of a person. I was suffering from the stress of university life and it had triggered feelings of depression and anxiety. I had a lot of good stuff in my life, a caring boyfriend and good friends, I was studying a subject I loved and I lived by the sea. But somewhere along the way I had lost myself.
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PINS: On The Road

Jun
04

Faith Vern, singer of the Manchester band PINS, shares some photographs that she took on the band’s latest US tour as part of TYCI’s EXPLORATION series.

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A Story Of Superhuman Vision

Jun
02

Living with a tone-blind narrative about identities or heritage can leave us feeling isolated. Daniela Pichardo wonders, as part of this month’s EXPLORATION series, how exploring history can help us see life in a different way.

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Call Out: June Content

May
05

Each month, we build TYCI’s web content around a different theme and our June theme will be EXPLORATION.

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Summer is here (sort of – most of us at TYCI live in Glasgow so the concept of summer is always a bit rainy so it’s all relative). What are you doing with your summer? What adventures are you going on, or what great adventures have you been on before that you’d like to tell us about?
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