Tag: masterclasses and workshops

‘Masterclasses’ that seek to dismantle the master’s (sic) stories, push back the pushback, knock/mock the status quo. Creative hands-on, feet-on exercises and work-outs to work through (and work out) issues of the day and to co-create a better future. Learning, teaching, thinking, making, doing and being, activating the body-mind and with other body-minds around you beyond the desk and the Cartesian construct.

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.

LECTURE/MASTERCLASS: Running as a feminist*, sweaty**, intersectional creative intervention

Pro-Perspirant Provocations premiered in July 2022 at Newcastle Contemporary Art, and was created at the invitation of architect and University of Newcastle Architecture PhD candidate Sarah Ackland to celebrate her new show Taking Space, an effort part of the Matrix Feminist Design Collective.

KEYNOTE LECTURE + FILM (5’20”): for EU-funded design futures pedagogy event + UAL design management staff & students

This new short film was created at the invitation of a design pedagogy event by European consortium FUEL4Design: Future Education and Literacy for Designers as International Respondent. A performance-lecture version was created as Keynote Lecturer for Deep Meaningful Conversations of the Design Management course, London College of Communication, University Arts London.

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.

KEYNOTE: A ‘Tentacular Pedagogy’ to Lead 2050 for ELIA Academy

What should art schools change, so that we can lead change and thrive in, with and for the next generation? Since you asked me, I’ll recommend growing tentacles. This is my new keynote for Network for higher arts education with >300,000 members in 282 institutions in Europe, N and S Americas, and AustralAsia.

CV: THOUGHT LEADERSHIP (public speaking)

80 invited / curated keynotes and conferences, including at Sao Paulo, Association of American Geographers Annual Conference in Chicago, University of Oxford and Museum of Sydney.

CV: CURRENT

Joined Manchester School of Art as Senior Lecturer and Programme Leader for interdisciplinary Creative Arts Leadership MA. Member of DVC’s Academic Advisory Group and PVC Education’s National Teaching Fellowship panel. EDI lead/co-lead for Department and University in Race Equality. 4 interdisciplinary / practice-led PhD Supervision.

CV: EDUCATOR

Taught in >200 HEIs since 1998 as Examiner, Pathway Leader, Lecturer, Tutor, Visiting Lecturer, Visiting Artist, including at: King’s Undergraduate Medical Education Community, Goldsmiths University, SIM University in Singapore (External Examiner, Bachelor of Art Education), UCL School of Life & Medical Studies, Royal College of Art, University of Canberra (Australia), Tama Art University (Tokyo), Silliman University (Philippines) and University of Helsinki.

2 CPD units for 1056 live participants

In Spring 2021, I gave two presentations that were also CPD units, including one to 870 Europe-based mental health specialists from 17 countries (+ 6 languages and interpreters – almost as fabulous as Eurovision).

WORKSHOP: ‘You’re not a good fit for the standard academic!’ 59’35”

I was invited by Donald Lush, Careers Consultant at King’s College London, to discuss academic job applications with a focus on equality (or lack thereof!), on 7th May 2021.

LECTURE+WORKSHOP: Practice, Movement and Play in Learning: Lockdown Edition 64’16”

This is the 2020 lockdown edition of a workshop Practice, Movement and Play in Learning for the module ‘The Arts, Culture & Education and Learning, Participation & the Southbank Centre’ Module, as part of the MA in Education in Arts and Cultural Settings at King’s College London, which I have been delivering since 2019.

Drawing with words: mapping creative, neurodivergent leadership 66’08”

Leadership: What is it? What could it be? Power posing: How is power performed? Why pose questions for those in power? Neurodiversity or neurodivergence? Being/becoming ill-disciplined: How to…

KUOPIO, FINLAND: Kids (aged 7-14) teach adults (top age 82) how to have unadulterated fun 00’18”

On the inversion of power, giggling, throwing tantrums and having unadulterated fun fun fun. #Antiadultrunrunrun Masterclass, ANTI Festival Commission, Kuopio, Finland. A performance-lecture of this was later delivered at Royal Geographical Society’s Annual Conference.

Make art make shows make change

The etymologies of curating include healing and care. So, make change. Don’t waste your time, don’t waste my time. Created in mid-June 2020, this new slideshow was for a session in the MA/MFA Contemporary Curating, Manchester School of Art.

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.

WORKSHOP: Learning through Making & Making Change

05/2020: On Making As Guest Lecturer

Neurodiversity Manifesto version 2019

I. Step Up the Game II. Step into the Unknown III. Step Away from Comfort Zones IV. Embrace Errors V. Take Risks VI. Play VII. Change Culture VIII. Break Locks and Challenge Gatekeepers IX. Be Athletic X. Be a Running Post(hu)man XI. Be Promiscuous XII. Not All Dead White Men XIII. Be Ill-Disciplined XIV. Embrace Athletes of Creativity XV. Be Happy With The Unfinished

Why should you work with neurodiverse + creative allies? Here are 10 reasons 39’21”

This was a commissioned keynote lecture and masterclass for an EU-funded consortium of scientists CoCA at their Annual Meeting, University Hospital Frankfurt, Germany.