A Thinking Place
(Ein Ort zum Nachdenken)
dream, EXPERIENCE, shop, CREATE... join in and PARTICIPATE

The Phrontistery

Hatha Yoga On Demand

Hatha Yoga On Demand

Monoprinting CHOOSEday

Monoprinting CHOOSEday

Open Mic & Jam

Open Mic & Jam

Natyva

Natyva

Déjàvu

Déjàvu

STAUNTOWN #4

STAUNTOWN #4

The African Groove

The African Groove

Luisa Valentina und Lorenzo Manfriani

Luisa Valentina und Lorenzo Manfriani

LEIDER ABGESAGT

LEIDER ABGESAGT

Mokoš

Mokoš

L’Orchidée Cosmique

L’Orchidée Cosmique

And then there was now.

And then there was now.

EXPERIENCES

Are you in a loop or are you on a spiral?

HOW IT ALL WORKed

The Experiment 

 

 

Born out of the desire to help individuals re-connect with themselves, the community and the world around them; The Phrontistery,['frɒntɪst(ə)ri] "a thinking place", offered an array of activities for all to enjoy.   

 

At the Hexenstiege base (The Witches Stairs) in Luzern, everyone was welcome...families, grandparents, singles, couples, acquaintances, friends and strangers alike...everyone was invited in and welcome to use the space to relax, to create, to play...But this was not defined in the window in any way.

To discover the wonders available, one had to embrace uncertainty and take a step into the unknown. Risqué in central Switzerland, I know.

  

The Lounge was a small safe space away from home; it stored a selection of items for all to browse through and play with or even to purchase and enjoy at home. It was also a hub of warmth and gentle activity where one could occasionally  find readings or intimate music shows.

 

The Kitchen was a dynamic and ever changing space. People would craft, cook, work, knit, study, or just simply be...

 

The Urban Grotto, was the gem of them all, located at the rear of the space, it was littered with soft lighting and raw qualities that provided the perfect setting for art exhibitions and for secret and intimate rendezvous.     

    

The space, the drinks and the snacks were all available on a self service basis, in return, the guests fed the little golden or bronze piggies that were around and even contributed to the Wasser Für Wasser collection pot, helping to support an additional good cause.

The Aftermath  

 

The Phrontistery ['frɒntɪst(ə)ri is no longer a physical space in and of itself. As with many things in this world of ours, it has transformed and found a way to adapt to its surroundings. 

Now, portable with its offerings, The Phrontistery is able to host upcoming events in art galleries, private clubs, cafe's and even in people's homes.

 

Open events continue to be offered on a donation basis, the goal being to enable access to these activities for all. A minimum contribution fee is suggested as a guideline for all those who (quite rightly) find it difficult to put a price on experiences.

There can be much that awaits us when we step outside of our comfort zones and enter into new territories. I hope that you will accompany us on this journey into the familiar but unknown. 

The Phrontistery 

Infinite riches in a little room.

(Unendlichen Reichtum in einem kleinen Zimmer.)

C. Marlowe 

 

 

 

 

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