Category Archives: Research & Ideas

Conversation No 4 / Objects in Our Lives and Imagination

Part of our on-going series of conversations we are bringing together a selected group of interested artists, researchers and practitioners to discuss themes we encounter in our work and lives. Objects in our lives and imagination was a conversation on … Continue reading

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Come and Visit us in the Shopping Centre

We’re collecting stories in Elephant and Castle Shopping Centre today (Tuesday 6th, 11am-2.30pm) and tomorrow (Wednesday 7th, 12.30-5). We’re outside Superdrug on the ground floor – come and say hello if you’re passing by. We are creating a collective story … Continue reading

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Rooms full of objects

I was really struck by a citation from bel hook’s essay An Aesthetic of Blackness: Strange and Oppositional: This is the story of a house. It has been lived in by many people. Our grandmother, Baba, made this house a … Continue reading

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Found objects, gifts and giving things up

We had a fantastic day today, meeting with a whole range of people to talk about objects in the Cuming museum and from their own lives. We talked about Damian jumping over his gran’s collection of snake-shaped draft excluders, pretending … Continue reading

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Playing with questions

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Conversation with a Contemporary Archeologist

“People create change in the material environment in accordance with their will and the ideological framework within which they exist. The object is the product of this relationship.” by Robert Maxwell I had a lovely conversation with Robert Maxwell – … Continue reading

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Selecting objects to work with

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