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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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29/10/19

Last week I attended a talk at the University of Leeds by Louise Atkinson on her exhibition there. Louise talked about the development of the projects including the role of dialogue in each work. As a socially engaged practitioner, the […]

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28/10/19

Socratic Questioning, Christine A Padesky https://padesky.com/newpad/wp-content/uploads/2012/11/socquest.pdf Socratic questioning is akin to critical thinking and reflective inquiry. It’s a framing of (self) directed questions.   Typical ‘good’ Socratic questions may include: Have you ever been in similar circumstances before? What did […]

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24/10/19

I went to the library yesterday and looked at the linguistics section. For a central library it was surprisingly sparse but I got an Elizabeth Bishop and Sylvia Plath book out. Words by Sylvia Plath Axes After whose stroke the […]

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10/10/19

I interviewed one of the Inspectors at British Transport Police today for Dwell Time. We discussed mental wellbeing and suicide prevention – quite fitting for World Mental Health Day. The interview started off quite guarded but through the course of […]

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09/10/19

I went to see Reasons to Stay Alive at the LBT with Dwell Time’s bibliotherapy partners Words in Mind last night. The theatre production is based on the book of the same title by Matt Haig. The on stage dialogue […]

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08/10/19

Dwell Time joined a YVAN microgrant bursary recipient networking meeting today at The Arthouse in Wakefield. We used zoom video conferencing to link up with the artists who couldn’t attend in person as a trial run. Although there were faults […]

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07/10/19

Monday night was the October edition of Art Lab at Dean Clough. Paul Ashton and Paula Horton presented their work alongside a short screening of the Ballet Russes. Aside from the superficial connection of ballet, the personal narratives and performative […]

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04/10/19

Train doodles whilst chatting with the Dwell Time team on the way back from the Community Rail Awards.

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03/10/19

Long train journey to Telford for the Community Rail Awards and I’ve started doodling with the Echoes of a Market work in mind.

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02/10/19

“Active listening is technique that is used in counseling, training, and solving disputes or conflicts. It requires that the listener fully concentrate, understand, respond and then remember what is being said. This is opposed to other listening techniques like reflective […]

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01/10/19

From the archives: Dialogues: Art, Performance, Film at Rich Mix, January 30 2014 “Conversation makes the world go around. And in recent times creative works of conversation have been a forceful part of contemporary art practices, ‘relational’ and participatory performances, […]

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30/09/19

I went to the Museum of Science and Industry and saw the £50 banknote shortlist exhibition. The exhibition had few artefacts but there was an enigma machine which the selected scientist for the new note Alan Turing famously helped crack […]

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27/09/19

I went to Handforth on a site visit with Dwell Time today. It proved to be quite a long journey by train but a really great meeting and we made use of the train journey to catch up and plan. […]

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26/09/19

New Contemporaries Preview at Leeds Art Gallery I arrived in time for the speeches, looked around the show and talked to some colleagues/friends. We went for drinks after and talked about nepotism in the arts sector. Whilst these types of […]

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