Group 8 reports that they’re in a taxi.
Group 3 has arrived already in Plaza Toro.
Some Skype connections are apparently happening already, but some are not!
Group 2 reports a happy cybercafe and an on-g0ing conversation with Caroline in Australia.
A couple of Skype contacts have notified us that they cannot make their meetings. Their teams are advised to drink tea and have a conversation.
UPDATE 15.58 Khalid and Friederike and Yusuf are back and they had a great trip. Khalid reports an interesting conversation with Richard in Wales.
By email Katia says “Hi, we are with Walid at the Echarf quartier; quite, not many people on the street, clean; the area is the richest in Tangier! ”
Several groups are back, photos are being shared and the map poured over. Comments and updates are too fast to keep up with!
The group trying to reach Annette reports back that their cafe was all out of internet. We messaged Annette, who was a very good sport. She wrote: “Thank you for telling me – I had an exciting time waiting for the call and enjoyed the sweets – I wrote some notes and will try to post them to your blog today. If I cannot make it i will send them by email, say hello to colleagues from me !”
A good cluster of folks are back, and treats are being served out in the garden. The image of Tangier and the world that is emerging is both chaotic and human. Many people responded that they’d never have visited the neighborhoods they went to, and we hope even the missed connections produced interesting thoughts…
Joe Kelleher has posted a comment and sent along a photo:
Actually, we have only
4 of 10 6 of 10 groups back, so we hope there are no traffic or other problems!
A lovely garden party is developing. Not everyone is talking about intermediality and urban space, but Laurie Beth and Khalid are!
Nice text from Richard: “I had a nice conversation with Khalid! I showed him the tagine I bought the first time I went to Morocco – thirty two years ago – it arrived home in more than two hundred pieces. I stuck in together like some enthusiastic archaeologist dutifulyy reconstructing some ancient pot. I now have several more bought on subsequent visits but this remains my favourite. We spoke about Argan Oil (Agadir, Essouria, Djema El Fna, Marakesh, Fez, Rabat and Kasbah Toubkal) I had a handful of fresh mint pulledf from the garden from where I can see lambs in the field; mint sauce goes well with lamb – as with tea in Morocco; mint a Morocco-Welsh connection.
We had a nice conversation afterwards, though too short as we had to send people off to the next event. There were lots of good stories about moving through the city and meeting people; we can tell there was much more to be said about the city, people, intermediality, art, and life. Thanks and thanks again to everyone who joined in, even if you got lost or your connections were crossed.