The Spanish team in the Pleasurescapes-project is going to produce a theatre play as outcome of their research. Eduard Molner and Jordi Duran are the creative developers. The play is going to be performed in Barcelona in 2022 and possibly abroad later on.
Find out more about Eduard’s and Jordi’s ideas for the play here.
As outcome of the Pleasurescapes-project, we are producing a touring exhibition. It is going to be launched in 2022, hosted by Museum für Hamburgische Geschichte, Museum Rotterdam, Museu d’Història de Barcelona, Sjöfartsmuseet Akvariet Göteborg and Museu de Lisboa. The exhibition is going to be accompanied by an international book publication and a theatre production.
On this site, we are keeping you updated on the progress of our concept and the exhibition’s tour dates.
Based on the methodology of oral history, we conduct audio or video interviews with contemporaries, functionaries and experts. Key passages of these research interviews are published here successively.
Material sources spread over a wide range of archives, museums and private collections. For our subject of pleasure culture in port cities, we gather and organise knowledge on this fragmented transnational heritage. Subsequently, we are going to feed this information into a web-based database, which will first serve us as a working tool for creating the Pleasurescapes-exhibition. Afterwards, we will publish key parts of the database to make our research sutainable and accessible for other scholars and curators.
We’re proud to have been accepted for a session at the 15th International Conference on Urban History “Cities in Motion” in Antwerp from 2 to 5 September 2020, organized by the European Association for Urban History (EAUH). On 6 February 2020, there will be a public pre-conference for this session at Erasmus University Rotterdam.
pleasurescapes-researcher Alina Just has published a new article on the history of Hamburg’s state fair in the journal “Moderne Stadtgeschichte”. Together with Yvonne Robel from Forschungsstelle für Zeitgeschichte in Hamburg (FZH) she has edited the latest issue of “Moderne Stadtgeschichte” that deals with public entertainment in cities in the long 20th century.