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Meanwhile on an Abandoned Bookshelf

Friday July 1 @ 12:34UTC

François Matarasso contrasts the childhoods of today’s children with his own. He looks at what children gain from the arts and the ways in which politicians have contrived to limit this access and the amount of stimulation it can provide. He ends with a plea for increased involvement, but on children’s own terms.

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Friday June 24 @ 12:34 UTC

Miaaw presents Common Practice

Owen Kelly talks to Helga Baert and Dušica Dražić, 2 members of the wpZimmer collective in Antwerp, about their collective practice & the structure they use to govern it - & their current project Topoi 2022 !

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presents A Culture of Possibility

Fri June 17 @ 12:34 UTC

Arlene Goldbard and Francois Matarasso ask what has gone wrong with “best practices?” What role does risk aversion play in funding? What about the underlying class biases that shape funding?

Many of these problems are structural, affecting the sector regardless of how conscientious & well-intentioned individuals running programs may see themselves.

-practice -biases

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Friday June 10 @ 12:34UTC

A Genuine Inquiry

Owen Kelly asks how culture & economics relate to each other, & what we might actually do to foster economic equity and cultural democracy.

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Meanwhile on an Abandoned Bookshelf: old words

François Matarasso considers how the arts might best respond to an era characterised by a sense of uncertainty.

Find out today @ 12:34UTC

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Meanwhile on an Abandoned Bookshelf

Friday June 3 @ 12:34UTC

François Matarasso reads The Art of Uncertainty & considers how the arts might best respond to an era characterised by a sense of uncertainty.

Presents
Common Practice
Friday May 27 @ 12:34UTC
Agnieszka Pokrywka talks about her two weeks on Mars and the changes it brought about in how she thinks of cummunity and culture.
Listen to it on the website or anywhere you usually listen to podcasts!

I noticed that @joplinapp are here. If anyone uses Evernote and wants a markdown-based FOSS equivalent, that in many (but not quite all) ways is better, then you should definitely take a look at joplinapp.org

I use it daily and it works well (for me)...

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According to Jeff Ferrell, and "are both dedicated to exploring and undermining taken-for-granted assumptions as to the natural inevitability of the social order. To see that reality is socially constructed is to understand that it can (and inevitably will) be reconstructed otherwise. Likewise, to see reality as socially constructed is to undermine the truth claims of bosses, bullies, dictators, and assorted fundamentalists and authoritarians."
skap.noblogs.org/interviewees/

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A Culture of Possibility

**OUT NOW EVERYWHERE!**

Arlene Goldbard & Francois Matarasso talk with Dave Loewenstein about the US mural movement, the centrality of place, supporting the work & much more.

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presents A Culture of Possibility

Fri May 20 @ 12:34 UTC

Arlene Goldbard and Francois Matarasso talk with Dave Loewenstein. We talk about the strength of the US mural movement, the centrality of place, the challenge of supporting the work, the amazing story of In ‘zhúje ‘waxóbe/Sacred Red Rock Project, returning a sacred object to its rightful owners, the Kaw Nation—and much more.

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TODAY @ 12:34UTC

A Genuine Inquiry

Owen Kelly asks how culture and community relate to each other, and what we might actually do to foster community and cultural democracy.

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presents
A Genuine Inquiry

Friday May 13 @ 12:34UTC

Owen Kelly asks how culture and community relate to each other, and what we might actually do to foster community and cultural democracy.

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Meanwhile on an Abandoned Bookshelf

Friday May 6 @ 12:34UTC

Francois Matarasso reads Prisoners of Love, an extract from a book called Where We Dream, published in 2012 by Multistorey.

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If you enjoy art, the Curator at mastodon.art is well worth following. They recommend and boost interesting artistic accounts from across Mastodon and the Fediverse. It will give you lots of brilliant suggestions for art-related accounts to follow.

The Curator is at:

➡️ @Curator

They also run the mastodon.art server, so you'll occasionally see admin messages related to that.

(You don't have to be on mastodon.art to follow them!)

#MastodonArt #Art #Artists #Arts #Fediverse

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Friday April 29, 2022 @ 12:34UTC

On October 31, 1938 Orson Welles’ and the Mercury Theater broadcast an adaptation of H.G. Wells’ “War of the Worlds” that stands as one of the great media hoaxes of the twentieth century. Its Friday Number 5, its not October, so here it is!

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Presents
Common Practice

Friday April 22 @ 12:34UTC

Sophie Hope, Lizzie Lloyd and Katy Beinart recorded a live unedited conversation on 30 March 2022 at the Brighton Centre for Contemporary Arts during a public event to launch Lloyd and Beinart's new publication, Acts of Transfer.

Listen to it here, and apologies for the sound quality (or lack of) at some points in the discussion!

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presents

A Culture of Possibility

Fri April 14 @ 12:34 UTC

Arlene Goldbard and Francois Matarasso talk with Lucy Wright, a visual artist, artistic researcher, writer, and contemporary folk artist based in West Yorkshire, England.

Who defines "folk" and why? What aspects of folk art may be invisible to (or suppressed by) tradition's gatekeepers? Join us for a fascinating conversation.

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The call for papers for the The Ropecon 2022 Academic Seminar is out. The theme this year is Co-Creation and Community. If you work on board games, larps or role-playing games, you should submit!

2022.ropecon.fi/en/academic-se

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"Dear scholar, we are gathering case studies on the impact of doctoral research in your field. We are looking at impact in ways described on p 524 of this 1000 p document. We would like to include your doctoral dissertation in our enquiry. Please spend hours of your time describing the impact of your research for us even though you are not in the project and don't have the background knowledge of what we are looking for and why - or why we even chose you to begin with."

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