STUDY: Going Home, Finding something to love in Luton, the worst town in the world and the place of my birth – LUTON
Lou Stoppard is SHOWstudio's Editor and a freelance writer and broadcaster. For her Voyage D'etude undertaken as part of a month focused on the special greenish Isles of Great Britain, she was brave enough to return to "To try to love Luton, the worst town in the world and and the place of her birth". Lou continues to explain, "It's not me being a snob. The Daily Mail called it the town where ‘the rats don't even bother to hide any more.’ Sure The DM is known for hyperbole, but Luton has actually been voted the most awful place in Britain."
STUDY: A Voyage to discover America, with Doug Aitken’s Station to Station – Atlantic Ocean to the Pacific Coast
Henrietta Tiefenthaler is a singer, musician, DJ, and NYT best-selling author, in her Voyage scrapbook she shares her personal story from her role as music curator for Doug Aitken's project Station to Station, one of the most ambitious artistic adventures of modern times.
STUDY: A Cleanse from Christmas Consumerism – La Gomera
Paula Goldstein Di Principe is the Founder of Voyage D'etudes as well being as the Digital Director for Purple Fashion Magazine, because two day jobs are never enough she also works as creative director for brands and Dj's - because what is life these days unless you are always doing almost too much. Her work in Fashion means she is lucky enough to travel a lot in a life of luxury she can't personally afford but sometimes there is a little hippy niggle brought about by her confused folklore of an upbringing that starts to become a left wing itch and that means some sort of escape from it all is fast approaching, this year the universe gave back in the form of an editor friend offering refuge in the Canary Islands?! "I guess sometimes you just have to trust blindly to find a bit of magic"
STUDY: Istanbul rising – ISTANBUL
Something dramatic and exhilarating is happening in Istanbul. In late May, the habitants of this ancient city, once a capital to Roman, Byzantines, Latin and Ottoman Empires and now the largest city of modern Turkey, took to the streets in what would become the biggest uprising in Turkish history. The Turkish photographer and filmmaker Can Evgin went back to the city of Istanbul to document his home cities moment in history.