Monday, 19 January 2009

Conversation, collaboration - a network?

I interviewed the poet Linda France about her work with poetry and public art last week. Discussing teaching a module on text and public art at Newcastle University, she talked about how she found the module a valuable forum for discussion and creative debate. She said: “There is no canon, no critique for this work – we are creating it ourselves, and so we have to keep talking. This is a collaborative process which will only move on and grow through conversation.”
Her thoughts echoed my own about the need for collaboration and conversation to realise the potential of working in this field. I am currently thinking about the best way to create a network of interested people from across different disciplines, which can facilitate debate as well as partnerships that will result in specific projects.
I am thinking about programming a ‘trial’ programme of networking events in London, which will be mirrored and supported with some kind of online life/networking/forum opportunity. Any thoughts or suggestions would be gratefully received.

2 comments:

paolo@se10 said...

Hi Sarah, I think you might be interested in this event at "my" goldsmiths:

http://www.goldsmiths.ac.uk/cucr/events/borderlands.php

best,
Paolo

Sarah Butler said...

Looks great, thanks Paolo. I'll definitely try to make it - so maybe see you there?
Sarah