Drawn To Inclusion

This year’s Learning Technologies conference is about to roll into town, which means Martin Couzins’ excellent Barcamp event is nearly here too. I was fortunate to attend the Barcamp last year, when I live painted a couple of art works in response to the event and how I was feeling at the time.

This year – the Barcamp conversation is all about inclusion, a subject I’m exploring here and elsewhere, both as a consultant and artist. Martin made an open offer for people to participate in the session, and I’m pleased he has curated such an interesting line up.

Although I really enjoyed live painting at last year’s Barcamp – I felt somewhat removed from the conversation, busy working and interpreting what I heard and how I felt. My part in this year’s Barcamp is somewhat different. This time I will be on hand to facilitate dialogue and participative art: inviting our guests to contribute to a collaborative emergent work, depicting what inclusion and representation means to us, as individuals, and as a group.

Unusually for me – this post is not accompanied by any art, but I figured given we’ve not made it yet – we’ll just have to wait and see what emerges on the night.

This year’s Barcamp is already sold out – but if you are interested in coming along, you can add your name to the waiting list. If you have a ticket – I look forward to seeing you there.

More to follow…

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