Drawn To Inclusion

Using dialogue and cocreated art to explore representation

This year’s Learning Technologies conference is about to roll into town, which means Martin Couzins’ excellent Barcamp event is nearly here too. I was fortunate to attend the Barcamp last year, when I live painted a couple of art works in response to the event and how I was feeling at the time.

This year – the Barcamp conversation is all about inclusion, a subject I’m exploring here and elsewhere, both as a consultant and artist. Martin made an open offer for people to participate in the session, and I’m pleased he has curated such an interesting line up.

Although I really enjoyed live painting at last year’s Barcamp – I felt somewhat removed from the conversation, busy working and interpreting what I heard and how I felt. My part in this year’s Barcamp is somewhat different. This time I will be on hand to facilitate dialogue and participative art: inviting our guests to contribute to a collaborative emergent work, depicting what inclusion and representation means to us, as individuals, and as a group.

Unusually for me – this post is not accompanied by any art, but I figured given we’ve not made it yet – we’ll just have to wait and see what emerges on the night.

This year’s Barcamp is already sold out – but if you are interested in coming along, you can add your name to the waiting list. If you have a ticket – I look forward to seeing you there.

More to follow…

Author: Doug Shaw

Artist and Consultant. Embracing uncertainty, sketching myself into existence. Helping people do things differently, through an artistic lens.

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *