This is the place where everyday’s simple stories gather.
Please add one of Yours, Bring a Story and swap it for another.
What is the “Seedbank of Love & Stories“?
The Seedbank of Love & Stories is a place of exchange for stories. This is about the small stories that happen to us in our daily lives and that touch us. Stories of someone or something, who / what is dear and important to us. Everyday stories containing the word “love” … . There is a place for these small, simple, everyday stories, that we may not even see as very worthy, in the Seedbank of Love & Stories. The Seedbank makes these stories visible, invites to read them and to get connected swapping one of your own with one being stored in the Seedbank.
The center of the Seedbank of Love & Stories is located in the lobby of the post-office in Tú Duama / Doohoma (Co. Mayo), Ireland. Simultaneously it is possible that a delegation of the project would travel and establish a location anywhere where the project is invited / wanted.
You are invited to participate
There are 144 glass-jars in the Seedbank of Love & Stories. The stories in the jars have not been read YET. When you bring a story you wrote (or which you write directly here) , you can swap it with one in any of the jars. The jar you chose is opened, you get the story inside and your story is placed in the jar. A story-swap.
Here you can read more about how the story swap works >> HERE <<
Why there, in the Post Office of Doohoma?
When I discovered this space in the post-office on my travel to Ireland, I was reminded of an almost forgotten place. A place in which the stories of the world come together, and from which they are being distributed again. It reminded me of an old place, in which the connections between people are being remembered and from where these can be made visible. Of the navel of the stories of the world.
The Seedbank of Love & Stories is a Project realized by the Munich artist Anja Uhlig in collaboration with Doris Affeldt and the people of Doohoma. Anja had the idea for the project during her first visit to Doohoma in 2014.
Read more about how the idea took shape and was realized >> HERE <<
Seedbank on Tour
We think that Doohoma, the “Seedbank of Love & Stories” and it’s stories should not remain hidden, that’s why we want to go ‘on tour’ with the Seedbank. To take the stories of Doohoma with us and to swap them with stories of people from other places. Then to bring these back home, to the ‘centre of the stories’ here in the Doohoma Post Office.
More Info for “Seedbank on Tour”: >>SEEDBANK ON TOUR <<