Discourse is an attempt to map the spaces between individuals. To discover where one person ends, and the next begins — which parts of ourselves do we share with everybody else, and which are uniquely ours?

The interviews that make up Discourse can be read and enjoyed on their own, and yet when read together, they reveal more intricate truths. How does the way an artist considers their legacy differ to the way a scientist considers theirs? Do a chef and a musician share the same perspectives on happiness? Alone, these interviews are intimate, engrossing stories of individuals — but together, they may reveal a portrait of us all.

Discourse is a project by Conor O’Driscoll, a designer and writer based in Cardiff, UK.