This blog collects notes from Höfen, a small village in Southern
Germany, where Kathrin from public works was living and working for
I had the name of Aida
Bosch in my notes since I read about her on a mail out from
announcing her talk on the relevance of
human-object-interactions. Googling her name now - with the
upcoming RHYZOM publication in mind - it turns out that she's a
professor at Erlangen University, which is only 30 miles from here.
I met her this morning to talk about a possible contribution for
the book to do with the role of the object in teh International Village Shop. We
swapped goods, her recent book "Consumption
and Exlusion" for a Frogbutterspoon
and a Doily Bag from the Höfer
It has cost me hours to work out how to get to the final
RHYZOM meeting in Paris from
here. From London it's two hours by train. From here it's eleven.
So I finally decided to do the overnight train thing, went to the
train station to get my ticket, and ........ the French train
system is on strike from tomorrow on for two days. So Paris seemed
seriously unreachable. It's going to be the overnight coach from
Nürnberg now (can't wait) - thanks to Eurolines. Prices for flights
have gone through the roof anyway.