May 28th 2016 – Quick Update
The surveys for Goth – Just a Phase? are now closed.
I have received over 2000 responses to the surveys, as well as conducting dozens of interviews, online chats, and discussions with people from all over the world.
It has been amazing!
I always welcome talking to people about their experiences in the Goth subculture, so please contact me directly if you wish to be involved.
Thank you again to everyone who has participated in this project.
Today we celebrate World Goth Day!
To everyone who has found belonging, happiness, comfort and excitement in this fascinating culture, I wish you a fabulous day. It is a day to celebrate – so play your music loud, crimp your hair or perhaps eat glittery bat cookies!
May 22nd 2016 also marks the anniversary of Goth – Just a Phase? data collection and the formal close of the survey period.
Thank you again to all the wonderful people who completed my survey and to those I have interviewed for this project over the last year.
The research to date has provided insights into the different experiences of belonging in the Goth Culture around the world – from hundreds of different perspectives. I have been fortunate enough to talk to people from many different backgrounds, time-zones and life experience as well as Goths (and ex-Goths) of different ages. I now look forward to reading through the data with a finer comb and teasing (and crimping) out all the details.
Over the next week or so I will be finalising interviews and closing off the surveys.
Goth – Just a Phase? One year on – a snapshot…
I will continue to publish here and and on social media, and look forward to sharing my findings as the project continues.
If you are still keen to be involved please contact me directly – all contributions are valuable and add to our story.
Happy World Goth Day!
Thank you to the wonderful people I met in Brisbane; it was fantastic to talk with you and to have the chance to enjoy your beautiful city, even if it was a tad hot!
It was great to hear your perspectives on Goth identity and your experiences in the culture in the tropical North. Exploring the city (and its pancakes) was a real pleasure.
It was particularly fascinating to hear how the Brizzie scene – especially the clubs and retail outlets – has evolved over the years and how this has changed the way people connect, participate in the Goth scene and enjoy its music. I look forward to discussing this more over the coming months.
Now it is Melbourne’s turn!
If you are interested in being interviewed for the Goth – Just a Phase? research project I will be conducting interviews in Melbourne throughout February.
I am scheduling interviews at different restaurants, bars and other spots around the city, so please get in touch and let me know what suits you.
Also – if you are interested in taking part in a group discussion let me know.
Please let me know via email or Facebook if you would like to participate or get in touch via the contact link.
Thanks again for your interest!
Interview Schedule Update
A quick note to Brisbane based folks…
I am currently planning the first Australian interviews. Brisbane is first off the ranks!
If you are interested in being interviewed for the Goth – Just a Phase? research project I will be conducting interviews in Brisbane at the end of the month.
I will be in Brisbane January 29th – 31st 2016. Please let me know via email or Facebook if you would like to participate or via the contact info link below.
There is some flexibility on these dates, so please get in touch and let me know what time or place suits you and I will try to fit in as best I can.
Melbourne, Sydney and Perth will be scheduled soon.
Thanks again for your interest!