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01/01/20

10 years ago. Still on with Blah Blah Blah. Installation at South Square Centre, Thornton, January 2010.

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19/12/19

I making a contribution to FLASK publication inviting people for conversations with their flask of favourite beverage. Conversations about flasks, art, life, etc. If you’re up for a chat (Huddersfield/surrounding areas) get in touch!

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17/12/19

Dwell Time picked up the keys to 9 Market Avenue in Huddersfield today. This will be Dwell Time Central and a base for us to run the project from. Plans are still in progress but dialogue will feature large…

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16/12/19

Talking rubbish… I borrowed The Literature of Waste: Material Ecopoetics and Ethical Matter by Susan Signe from the library and a previous reader had pencilled in a kind of index or glossary of terms into the back pages.

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13/12/19

I met with a friend for a coffee and in the aftermath of the elections and doom and gloom of more austerity, he showed me this book he’s reading. Published in 1941, Orwellian dystopia is now.  

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06/12/19

I was at a lecture in Leeds today about older people’s mental health and alcohol misuse (NHS Leeds & York Partnership / Forward Leeds). One of the main risk factors to alcohol misuse is social isolation: Lack of human contact […]

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25/11/19

White Ribbon Day https://www.whiteribbon.org.uk/white-ribbon-day aiming to end male violence against women. Plenty of men are victims of DV too but statistical it’s many more women (https://www.womensaid.org.uk/information-support/what-is-domestic-abuse/domestic-abuse-is-a-gendered-crime/?fbclid=IwAR1UCtDaaCHC_UiGKUBZaG02CkEMg6rqgGji1cYjD_5Cjq39lP6XirmVqDk/ ) Domestic abuse is a gendered crime. It can be physical, emotional, financial or […]

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14/11/19

https://vimeo.com/377557078 Alice Bradshaw – Echoes (2019) 04:51, looped Echoes is Alice Bradshaw’s latest film featuring coffee and ink drawings overlaid with abstracts of audio interviews conducted at Queensgate Market by Stephanie Pogson. The drawings are a new series of work […]

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11/11/19

Etymology chart of the English language designed to accompany Clark’s Practical Grammar (1847) “Speech is the body of thought.” Clark’s sentence diagrams (abstracted) Compared to some site visit photos from outside Magic Rock Brewery where I’ll be working on a […]

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05/11/19

Aesthetics of Doing: Learning as Social Empowerment Kemi Ilesanmi, Executive Director of The Laundromat Project Pepón Osorio, artist & Laura Carnell Professor of Community Art, Tyler School of Art at Temple University, Philadephia George Emilio Sánchez, performance artist, writer & educator http://www.abladeofgrass.org/events/the-aesthetics-of-doing-learning-as-social-empowerment/   How can […]

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04/11/19

ART AS DIALOGUE: TRICIA VAN ECK http://www.indirajohnson.com/uploads/2/5/3/4/25348956/tricia_van_eck.pdf “ART, DIALOGUE, COMMUNITY, ACTION. These are large, messy words. But despite their ambiguities, when they intersect and interact, flames of power ignite. This power is what public art desires: to connect people—in words […]

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01/11/19

Making Dialogue Effective, published by The Dialogue Society, London, 2013 Skills in Dialogue: Cultivating Listening and Empathy Part 2 “Facilitators also need the skills to manage the process through a series of balancing acts. Facilitators need to balance safety and […]

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31/10/19

Voices of the Bullring Market, TLANG (2015) https://tlang.org.uk/2018/07/19/voices-of-the-bullring-markets/ “Language barrier can be a struggle” “You can get the personal touch [in a market] that you can’t get in a supermarket.” “The language is not that important for us. Understanding is […]

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30/10/19

Translanguaging and the Arts: A Creative Conversation A creative arts lab was hosted by the TLANG team to explore communication and multilingualism in city contexts. Working with TLANG data, academics and creative practitioners explored different representations or audio and video […]

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