[Future of Travelling Community]
The world current situation is that people in many countries are stuck at home, working, studying and socializing. According to the survey data, most people are eager to get out of their homes or the environment where they are tired of staying. For my programme statement, the main target is Irish travellers and people who want to travel in the future.
As free travel becomes more and more popular, more and more people have joined this group. Based on the study about the travelling community, travellers have a relatively clear classification, the Irish traveller group is one of the most significant organisations. Judging from the historical documents record, Irish travellers have had to fight for their equality social status and human rights to be travellers for centuries, as the time goes by, more and more people recognise this organisation, as the development of equal society, the governments have rewritten the law for the travelling community many times. The government has recognised the Irish travelling community as a national minority, with its own heritage and culture.
According to this trend and the world actuality, my personal speculation for the travelling community in the next few years is that there might be more and more people who would like to join this travel group, travel is one of the choices for change. Nowadays, with more and more advanced technology transportation, people can have a high-quality life experience on their travels, so I further speculate that people would have more and more acceptance of travel associations as they have received the advantages from their own trips.
In my programme, the nomadic life of the Irish traveller will be an entry point for people to get to know an ethnic minority while generating interest in the life of travel, as well as building a friendly bridge of communication and sharing culture. Based on all the study and speculation, the intention of my design is going to be focused on the culture of travellers, considering the policy, transportation and other effects.
The exhibition will let visitors have an immersive experience about two family [Local family and Traveller family] life environments. I intend to make visitors’ thoughts that are written on fabric wall as exhibiting as part of the exhibition. The Brighton Biennale is the first venue location to exhibit the new idea!
The more you understand about other people, maybe the less prejudice you have.
The feelings and thoughts of visitors are the most important point of this exhibition. In my own life, most of the time, I do not know how to actively communicate with others. As far as I am concerned, social communication is important, and it is the best to have meaningful experiences through communication and activities without closing oneself off. Share your story!