‘Portraits of a Bus Station’ by Anna Raczynski
Anna Raczynski has created video portraits of twenty-two individuals, capturing their particular memories and impressions of Preston Bus Station. The participants come from across the city and further afield. Each interview has been carefully edited to capture the essence of their encounter with the building. The people range from bus drivers and architects to students and writers, representing different genders, cultures and ages. The portraits reveal the personality of each person, allowing them to share their encounters and measured, insightful observations. The final collection of voices maps the social architecture, and both critical and supportive comments combine to reveal the importance of the building to the city.