[TheThinkTank] Recession Chic

Boson Au boson.au at gmail.com
Tue Feb 24 07:12:28 PST 2009


hahah wow

"Hi we'd like to undermine any genuine altruistic motivations your
organization has by having your representation in our snarky tongue in
cheek final project."



On Tue, Feb 24, 2009 at 9:55 AM, Erik Stockmeier <estockme at gmail.com> wrote:
> From a local clown ...
>
>
> Subject: Interview
> To: info at therecyclery.org
>
>
> My name is David, and I am a Sophomore here at Northwestern. I am taking a
> class called Persuasive Images in the School of Comm, and have chosen to do
> a my final project on the idea of "Recession Chic". My group and I are
> interested in why those who can spend whatever they want, choose to emulate
> a more modest lifestyle. Regardless of the actual savings, the appearance of
> budgeting and thrift is now stylish. One aspect of the recession chic
> lifestyle that we are looking into is bicycle riding. I was curious if you
> could tell us a little about the motivations for bicycle riding, health,
> style (as in fixed gear hipsters), going green, etc. Also I am curious as to
> how your collective has been doing with the recession.
>
> I would love to talk with you, and ideally, I would love to be able to
> videotape the interview if you feel comfortable with that. If this is
> something that you would be up for, let me know when you are available this
> coming week!
>
> Thank you very much for your time and consideration.
>
> Hope to have the opportunity to meet you soon,
> David
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