I came across this when I was exploring the project’s site:
“Small part of this project is to try and engage in different ways with the ‘general public’ – with people down in the local pub, by the tube station, in the corner shop and so on. Its not always easy to go up to strangers and ask them about their personal dreams and about what the word “future” means to them, but hey, I love talking to people and am up for this challenge!
Doing interviews voxpops style is only one of the many ways that I want to explore, and I decided to give it a go yesterday. But how do you go up and talk to people, given the exposure to online video channels and a general understandable discomfort about being filmed? Not to mention the omnipresent ‘chuggers’ (charity muggers), who have created a complete distrust amongst people to talk to anyone who looks like he or she wants something out of you.”
Anab considered the following ideas for the sign: “Hi, I am NOT A CHUGGER and I don’t want your money. I AM A DESIGNER and I just want to ask you one question.”
Then, by asking twitter, Rory Hamilton suggested: “Hi, I AM A DESIGNER. I dont want your money, JUST YOUR MIND.”
Big thank you to Anab for sharing this – it is something I keep coming up against time and time again when I am trying to talk to the public.