International Supermarket Survey

New Fellow Whitney Ford-Terry and her collaborator Adam Balfour will spend the next year biking through European cultural corridors, observing and writing about the ways ideas diffuse across landscapes.

The structure for this tour/unscripted field study and correspondence project is conversational as the people they meet will largely determine the places they visit. Recommendations will be added to a regional compendium and later mapped to create a flexible network of sites which will help them construct their route.

They will send batches of regional ephemera to the Foundation’s office throughout their tour. The materials will be distributed to Seattle-based collaborators (identified by Whitney and Adam) who will make speculative trip updates on their behalf. Collaborators are encouraged to interpret the materials in a manner germane to their personal creative practices. These third party accounts will provide the only ongoing narrative of Whitney and Adam’s tour as they will not publish any writing while they are abroad.

Collaborator updates will be posted HERE every 4-6 weeks. A publication comprised of collaborator updates and Whitney and Adam’s reflections will be released in late 2015.