There’s no denying that language plays a massive role in our day to day communications, but what problems can language cause when it comes to tackling more difficult subjects with a wider group? I have spent the last 5 or so years entering in to discussions about race, identity, privilege and, more recently, unconscious bias.… Continue reading The importance & problem of language
Last month I attended the Uncommon Ground event at The Lowry in Salford. Among other things, the speakers and fellow delegates were questioning our role and motives as arts practitioners and producers working in and around social engagement. Are we really ’engaging’ audiences and making an ‘impact’ - or are we more focused on data collection… Continue reading How can honesty shape practice?
Over the past 9 months I've been working with a group of arts professionals on an enquiry focused on 'diversity in the arts'... a massive subject with so many layers, view points and opinions; that's exactly what has made it so interesting. One of the things that has really struck a chord and got me… Continue reading What’s your blind-spot?