In addition to researching 100 project examples (see below), we also had to come up with 100 project ideas, again 20 for each theme. Here are mine (apologies for the repetition on the Storytelling examples from my last batch of posts);
1. Interview Dubliners. Ask them to tell the story of Ulysses in their own words
2. Sit at bus stops. Talk to strangers. Don’t get on a bus
3. Take out an ad in the paper with nothing but your phone number
4. Anonymously write your secret on a billboard
5. Stories printed on footpaths. Follow a trail through the city.
6. Show films about bikes on the back of a bike. Cycle around so only cyclists can watch.
7. Hire a signmaker to carve a story with beautiful lettering all down the trunk of a tree.
8. Take a photo of somewhere and then display it 1:1 in that place
9. Tie protest notes to the gate of the Dáil – like a big suggestion box
10. Overlay images of historic events on the same view in café and shop windows.
11. Make tiny scenes with model railway figures in little niches.
12. Write the history of a building on its facade. Exactly one word per brick.
13. Write short stories. Make them into paper planes. Throw them off Liberty Hall.
14. Leave MacGuffins around Dublin.
15. Plays on the DART. One scene per stop.
16. Chat bench. Only for people who fancy a chat.
17. Buy an oul’ fella a pint. Listen to his stories.
18. Collect unclaimed film from chemists. Make up stories about the photos.
19. Put a couch on the street. Project films onto shop windows. Miniature film festival.
20. Put short stories in braille where blind people are likely to touch.
21. Free public hotline to Joe Duffy.
22. Stalk a pigeon like you’re on safari. Photograph it. Follow it for as long as possible.
23. Find a lost phone. Read the text messages. Write a play based on them.
24. Teach parrots in Dublin Zoo to tell stories.