What a week. A great week. A deeply challenging week. A week which saw me invited to Arts Council England’s HQ in Bloomsbury Street, London, thanks to CidaCo and Anamaria Wills in particular, to present a resilience lab to almost thirty people from arts organisations from Birmingham and South East London. I co-presented the afternoon with the lovely Sue Ball. We were encouraged to be challenging, provocative. I presented three provocations. They were:
- THE STATUS QUO WILL NO LONGER DO
- COOPERATION AND COOPETITION: OPENNESS AND TENSION AS OSCILLATING PRODUCTIVE FORCES
- SELF-ORGANISING AND THE COMMONS: SUSTAINABLE CREATIVE SPACES?
First, I briefly like to say what a lovely, super hi-tech place ACE national office is. Superb facilities. Coffee was a bit weak though…
Anamaria introduced me as a ‘loud, pick-a-fight-with-anyone Geordie’… She ended the afternoon claiming I was a Marxist (I’m not)…
Anyway, the three presentations are available online (by clicking the pics or links below) for comment, criticism, sharing, whatever… The first presentation features An Introduction to the Arts – a poem by the brilliant Luke Wright who kindly gave his permission and good wishes for my endeavours. Thanks Luke.
Please view them with notes (bottom left corner) enabled so you can read my provocations (most of my slides are just pictures).
THE STATUS QUO WILL NO LONGER DO
COOPERATION AND COOPETITION: OPENNESS AND TENSION AS OSCILLATING PRODUCTIVE FORCES
SELF-ORGANISING AND THE COMMONS: SUSTAINABLE CREATIVE SPACES?