Tag: covid19

Will the COVID-19 pandemic fundamentally change what/how/who we are forever? Here are my live readings, responses and efforts. They include an op-ed in the Royal Society of Arts blog, materials for an online performance-lecture for EU scientists, and my offering of a chonky Battle Cat for those struggling with social distancing, and other ‘artful‘ approaches.

ART + COVID19

03/2020: The COVID-19 pandemic will fundamentally change what/how/who we are forever. Or will it? What is the role of art, creativity and neurodiversity?

Artful leadership against an artful virus

As we move from the immediate crisis towards new ones, we need atypical thinkers, agile doers and creative problem-solvers who thrive in unknowns. A call for a more inclusive and creative socio-political ecosystem.

Being ‘artful’ and ‘ill-disciplined’: creative strategies amid/beyond a pandemic 40′ 00″

04/2020: Watch this interview (40 minutes) on ‘artful leadership’. With Dr Michael Pinchbeck.

Novel Viruses Demand Artful Solutions

05/2020: Germany and France have enlisted the help of humanities scholars, but we’ll need atypical thinkers and agile makers for artful ways forward.

Cat(suit)s & Caring In The Time of Covid-19

03/2020: Struggling with social distancing and self-isolation? Here, put on my Catsuit. Meow.

Are you in tech, policy, banking, transport, energy or science? Work with me to co-create systemic change

Tweet/Email to collaborate on new ‘Artful Leadership’ project from 2021. I promise to be nice. It will be fun.

10 Reasons Scientists must work with Neurodiverse & Creative Allies Now

03/2020: Why should scientists work with creative & neurodiverse allies, now? Lecture & Masterclass commissioned for the 2020 CoCA Annual Meeting. scheduled for 17/3/2020 at Frankfurt University Hospital. Tweet me to collaborate!

Learning through Making & Making Change

05/2020: On Making As Guest Lecturer

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

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.

Cabinet & Parliament expert databases

04/2020: I responded to UK Parliament’s call for COVID-19 Outbreak Expert Database, as well as a separate call by the UK Government Cabinet Office’s Open Innovation Team for a similar database.

Craft and Design Solo Exhibition

03/2020: My show at the Craft and Design Centre was shut, but I redistributed some of my fee and have begun to think more about the importance of being ‘crafty’ and ‘artful’.