Liverpool based design studio Dorothy are inviting people to contribute their standout clubbing memories to a global mapping project called ClubTogether which aims to gather as much data as possible about the clubbing landscape (past and present).
From the early free parties and illegal warehouse raves of the 80’s to the Balearic scene and the glorious fallout that was Shoom. From the legendary club nights at the Haçienda to the sweaty dance-floors of super-clubs like Cream. From loyal local clubs like Stoke’s Shelley’s to the international cult of Berlin’s Berghain. If you were there…Dorothy want to hear from you.
The online app allows users to either explore existing contributions and add their own memory or, if they can’t find what they are looking for, submit a new listing. No club is too big or too small and no memory is to old or too new to be included.
The interactive app responds in realtime to the content being supplied by the clubbing community. The names of locations, venues, club nights and DJ’s shift and grow depending on how much they are being talked about to create a visual reinterpretation of ‘club-land’.
Dorothy’s inspiration for ClubTogether came from the response the studio received from the Acid House Love Blueprint they designed in 2018 which mapped out the history of dance music and rave culture onto the circuit diagram of a 303.
Director at Dorothy, James Quail said: ‘When we launched the print we were swamped with feedback from individuals about their memories of clubs and clubs night from all over the world. Everyone wanted to contribute to the print. It was amazing and overwhelming (in a good way)! So we decided to create ClubTogether, which is essentially a place for people to share memories of clubs and club nights, past and present to an interactive map.’
Dorothy and community-led, future fashion retail and creative space SEVENSTORE have collaborated on the launch of ClubTogether which culminates in a digital installation at SEVENSTORE in Baltic Triangle, Liverpool on 17th May as part of the City’s LightNight celebrations.
During the evening visitors will be immersed in the sights, sounds and rituals of club culture and invited to contribute their memories to ClubTogether. Soundtrack to the evening is provided by legendary Haçienda DJ Graeme Park and Andrew PM Hunt (Outfit, Dialect).
ClubTogether launches at 8am on Wednesday 1st May, 2019. For further details about ClubTogether and the Acid House Love Blueprint please contact firstname.lastname@example.org