One hearty envelope

I knew this piece of paper was en-route. I didn’t anticipate this… Freckled Mischief presents: The Wizard of Oz: “An innovative and original approach with which to engage people in research topics.” Judges panel comment, Engage competition 2016, National Co-ordinating Centre for Public Engagement. To find out more about the Engage competition, and the phenomenal projects … Continue reading One hearty envelope

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I didn’t know if I could, so I did #Kofi #crossstitch

Of all the ludicrous thesis side projects I’ve undertaken, this is possibly one of the most joyful. Originally conceived as a present for Dr Valentine, an inspirational and beautiful friend – I didn’t admit I had begun this project until I finished sewing the whiskers. When Mitzy first took Kofi-the-cat on, she was a tyrannical … Continue reading I didn’t know if I could, so I did #Kofi #crossstitch

Sarcastic cross-stitch

This began as a conversation with Rachel, an old friend, confidante, and fellow mischief-maker. She was speaking about someone specific, who was making her life more awkward than necessary. Context here is everything.  The edited conversation went something like this... Me: Ooooh, I could make that for you. [Pause] in cross-stitch. Rach: [Looks blank, and … Continue reading Sarcastic cross-stitch

The Politics of Play and Participation

If you are interested in socially engaged art practice, historical or contemporary perspectives on participation... then join us for this day of playfully politicized practices. The programme balances academic research and current art practices, the line up is an exciting mix. There will be roundtable discussions in the afternoon. I'll be facilitating one on conflict … Continue reading The Politics of Play and Participation