A deserted convenience in Woodside Crescent (Glasgow, UK) is now opening to public. Act as a permanent home for souvenir collections. The ethos of
this venue is to break down traditional notions of what collection
exhibition should be and makes the deserted space back to live.
The collection is unique, it is a ‘souvenir exchanges’. Inspired from a Chinese film- ‘Taipei exchanges’ where a café shop allows customers to trade things for something they think is of equal value. In the film they implement a unique bartering system, which trading things not for their monetary value but for their meaning. It is also a way to collect memories (stories) from others.
The target group is mainly for tourists, but also towards all citizens in Glasgow. The location and the original function of the underground public toilet provide a fine atmosphere for this special souvenir exhibition. Charing cross is near city center with several bars and restaurants near by. It is located between the city centre and the University of Glasgow. It is convenient for people to get there. (2013)