Three years ago, the first *tba presents was a shining success and left us wanting more. In one week, *tba will present for the third time and we’re approaching the point at which we can speak of tradition.
Tradition isn’t necessarily high up in my list of positively connotated words, so I’d like to qualify the choice. The reason that I am critical of tradition is that I believe in evolving instead of stagnating but if we could make a tradition out of transformation, *tba would be a great candidate. One challenging but ultimately promising aspect that characterizes *tba is change. As a student organisation, the magazine is always shaped by the students who volunteer to devote their time and energy. These students’ capacities to commit are constantly being adjusted to fit lives filled with a variety of responsibilities and interests and I am grateful for every bit of time they dedicate to this project.
My hope for our tradition of transformation is that we will continue to take our project outside of our little bubble. May *tba presents continue to evolve but always remain a celebration of our spirit: people brought together in their love for art, creativity, and expressing themselves. The endeavour to share what excites us and make room for texts as diverse as the people who contribute them. In this constant change lies opportunity. New members bring us new ideas and perspective and the space left by old ones encourages us to step up and discover new talents and points of view.
On 29 June 2017, let’s give a home to local talent, let’s share what excites us, and let’s celebrate being amateurs: people who do something for the love of it.
What? Musicians and writers sharing their songs, poems, and short stories
When? 29 June 2017, 7 pm
Where? Cascadas (Ferdinandstr. 12, 20095 Hamburg)
How much? 5 € at the door
Pat was listening to the Decemberists’ The Hazards of Love while writing this article.