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What do I know? Part Two

| January 7, 2013

A few years ago I was fortunate to be invited to a skill swap group for participatory artists. I learnt an exercise in which a group splits in half and holds out their index fingers so that a long bamboo can be rested between the two lines they have formed.  With the bamboo ibalanced between [...]

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What do I know? Part One

| January 7, 2013

Way back when I conducted The Workshop Interviews and asked all those practitioners, “What is Workshop?” They all used two words as a metaphor, journey and discovery; and most of them put them together, journey of discovery. I told this story at the last of the Canadian workshops, Laboratory of Imagination workshop we ran at [...]

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The Think of It (in it) 2

The Think of It (in it) 2

| November 8, 2012

There are three kinds of people. The ones that learn by reading. The few who learn by observation. The rest of us have to piss on the electric fence for ourselves (with a big nod to Will Rogers) The first workshop on Canadian soil happened two days after I arrived in a time zone seven [...]

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In The Thick of it (where there is a lot of stuff to say)

In The Thick of it (where there is a lot of stuff to say)

| November 3, 2012

The White Rabbit put on his spectacles. ‘Where shall I begin, please your Majesty?’ he asked. ‘Begin at the beginning,’ the King said gravely, ‘and go on till you come to the end: then stop.’ I can’t really remember where I last stopped and I am not going to look back. I do know that [...]

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departure and flight

departure and flight

| October 19, 2012

Oct 18 The path we tread Does not lie Between here And there But between Here and Not here (With thanks to Clive – see “a workshop handbook”) On the Heathrow bus from Reading I looked across at the gravestones shrouded in autumnal mists and then up at the clouds. Up there, hanging and still [...]

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Canadian Blog

Canadian Blog

| October 17, 2012

This journey began a long time ago now …as the man said, “one thing leads to the next and the next.” Much as I would like to write more about that now, the truth is that this is  a day of final preparations – leaving home, packing, putting up this blog, making sure the visible [...]

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