Portraits of a Bus Station

Anna Raczynski

Location: Preston Bus Station
Year: 2019

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.

Partners: Harris Museum, Art Gallery and Library, Preston Bus Station, Lancashire County Council, University of Central Lancashire, Building Design Partnership, Ove Arup, Laing Construction, Ribble Vehicle Preservation Trust, Preston Bus, Stage Coach 
Funders: Arts Council  of England

In Certain Places

VB005A, Victoria Building
University of Central Lancashire
Preston, PR1 2HE