Category: COLLABORATE

WORK WITH ME. Let’s make change together. Get in touch to work with me or support my endeavours as a partnering institution, creative collaborator, writer, project manager and more. Email me at kai [at] kaisyngtan.com or DM me at Twitter @kaisyngtan.

ENGAGEMENTS

Gallery of commissioners, clients, groups, media & organisations in & beyond research, HE, creative & cultural sectors, governmental departments & more that I’ve worked with, in Iceland, Ireland, Tokyo, NY, London, Dumaguete, Singapore & more.

MASTERCLASS: At Uni of Oxford’s Philosophy and Psychiatry Summer School 2022

I will be delivering a workshop with Dr Mohammed Rashed entitled ‘From Conditions to Encounters: The Problem of Understanding in Philosophy of Psychiatry’ at Mind, Value and Mental Health: Philosophy and Psychiatry Summer School 2022, St Hilda’s College, University of Oxford.

WORKSHOP: Why must we bang on about ‘Adult Themes’? How to push back polite censorship and other pushbacks?

In this course, we will look at clips from my commissioned film about a ‘neuro-futuristic’ 2050, How to Thrive in 2050, then break into groups and share thoughts and action for our immediate and longer term future. We will cover tactics to push back the pushback, such as forms of censorship and control. Premiere: 3 May 2022, Castlefield Gallery, Manchester UK.

ART + MONEY

You can buy everything you can see on this website, and more. This includes: drawings, art objects like the tapestry above myself, and my thinking time. As I over-think, this will not come cheap. You have been warned.

INNOVATION/INTERVENTION: Theorising ‘Neurodivergent Leadership’ (2022-2023 project)

What can ‘Neurodivergent Leadership’ look like? A 15-month creative practice-led research project. Get in touch now to support/collaborate!

NEW COMMISSION: Let’s Imagine A Neuro-Futuristic 2050 together at Attenborough Arts Centre

What would a neurodiversity-led reality look like? My installation and performance at the Attenborough Arts Centre in the exhibition The World is A Work In Progress (curated by Rachel Graves, 25 September 2021 – 16 January 2022) in Leicester, UK proposes that art and neuro-inclusion are key in creating bold visions of how things can be better, and that each of us can play an active part in that process.

INNOVATION/INTERVENTION: Culture change through EDI + culture: #PAC75 and REAP

Summary some of my ongoing efforts in anti-racism and Black Lives Matter in collaboration with the outstanding Professor Ola Uduku (University of Liverpool Head of Architecture) in Manchester and the Northwest region and beyond.

Flagrant fragrances

Out now: Compliance, Model Minority and Docility: A set of three new fragrances. Apply amply. If you think you have applied enough, bend over backwards to do even more.

ARTICLE: Covid-19 and Mental Health: Could Visual Art Exposure Help? in Frontiers

This is an op-ed published in Frontiers in Psychology. It is led by Laura Gallo (formerly King’s College London neuroscience MSc student), in collaboration with myself, Dr Vincent Giampietro and Dr Patricia Zunszain (King’s College London).

NEWS: Joining British Journal of Psychiatry Bulletin Editorial Board

I’m delighted to join the British Journal of Psychiatry Editorial board. ‘ve been asked to help shape content, especially with the new culture section, and to help commission and identify reviewers and contributors. Contact me if you are keen to get involved!

Come do your PhD / PostDoc with me

I welcome new PhD and post-doctoral researchers, and/or PhD external examination opportunities, across diverse subject areas within and beyond the creative arts and humanities

Working with Kai

Want to work with me? Here’s how.

Running Artfully Network (RAN) inaugural £1000 Award: Deadline 31/1/2021

Can running-inspired art and art-inspired running catalyse artful ways forward for a more equitable post-pandemic future?

What could a neurodiversity-led 2050 look like? RSA premiere

Instead of OBE/MBE/CBE, we’ll have NDE (NeuroDiversity medal of Excellence). Universities will finally stop failing or boring people, offering interdisciplinary MASc and PhDs. ‘Neurodiversity’ will also become truly diversified. We’ll then run around with tentacles on our heads. New performance-lecture at Royal Society of Arts attended by 130 people.

Finally, a dating app that works

Extensive fieldwork proved that most dating apps suck. Thus, this is ‘Hinder’, my unintuitive dating app.

How racist are art schools?

05/2020: Get in touch to help me learn and do better as a woman, teacher, artist, and human being.

Speed-dating

Speed dates are the perfect format for the short-attention spanned, novelty-chasing, risk-desiring, boredom-adverse, intellectually-promiscuous ADHD person. Thus, I curated this speed-dating event at the South London Gallery in June 2018.

This is not an ally

This is a new performance-lecture created in June 2020. It will premiere on 7 July 2020 at Manchester School of Art. It was developed from a talk I gave at Live Art Developmental Agency Summer 2019, by invitation by ‘allies’.

NEWS

News, forthcoming activities

Single Octopussy Seeks Artful Atypical Agile date to co-create hopeful 2050

Amid times of distress. we must give birth to hope. Let’s build new visions together and live happily ever after. Speed-date me. You will ask for more.

10 Reasons Scientists must work with Neurodiverse & Creative Allies Now

1) WE MUST STEP UP OUR GAME 2) LET’S BECOME CRITICAL FRIENDS 3) LET’S CREATE PRODUCTIVE ANTAGONISMS 4) LET’S PLAY 5) LET’S BE ILL-DISCIPLINED 6) LET’S STEP OUT OF SILOS & EMBRACE A 360-DEGREE VANTAGE POINT 7) LET’S STEP OUT OF COMFORT ZONES 8) LET’S STEP INTO UNKNOWN TOGETHER 9) LET’S EMBRACE ERRORS 10) WE’RE STRONGER TOGETHER

2050

Desperate times call for desperate, artful measures. Our relationship with time gets distorted when we are desperate. A key response to the pandemic has been the coining of…

Other efforts during the pandemic

04/2020: Other efforts during the pandemic in local and professional contexts and beyond.

UK Adult ADHD Network

04/2020: As UKAAN Creative and Cultural Consultant, I put together a few creative resources for mental health professionals and service users.

JOIN NOW! Neurodiversity In/& Creative Research Network #NeurodiversityCreativeResearch

03/2020: Keen to explore the messy and magical entanglements between neurodiversity, creativity and research, and all the possibilities and intersections in between? Join the Neurodiversity In/And Creative Research Network, a new international hub.

JOIN NOW! Running Cultures Research Network

JOIN NOW! I co-founded and manage the Running Cultures Research Group in 2014 which has been key in helping to widening and advancing the emerging ‘Running Studies as an arts and humanities discourse.