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Extract of the introduction by Laurence;
‘I believe that every socially engaged work begins with a personal story. The story that we don’t tell but that drives us on, deep inside. Social practice invites a constant travelling between being, making and reflecting with others. It is a process of co-actions ( (Gergen, K, – Relational Being, 2009) which validates our emotional world and moves it out there into an expression, to become of-this-world. The stories collide, and in the magic of the clash, new knowledge emerge from our differences.’
Laurence Dube-Rushby, 2018
‘the french artist’
‘The French artist is the part of me that is on a quest. A quest to reach deeper understanding in an attempt to put a wrong right. To revisit the history of how society has developed and reached such discrepancy between logic of the heart, of human relationship, and the logic of institutional priorities; a gap reaching the edge of the chaos which may become our learning zone.’
Some of the questions discussed during the event;
- What is the value of our socially engaged practice to ourselves? To others around?
- What difference does our socially engaged work make to the communities involved?
- How do we know what difference we make?
- What difference does it make to our artistic/creative development/artistic practice/personal development?
- What is the force that drives us to carry on? (in full honesty)
- How does a partnership with cultural organisations affect the shape of the project? How does it affect its impact? Its outcome?
- Does this change our expectations? Does it change participants’ expectations? Does it change their interest? Does it change our interest and in what ways?
- What difference does collaboration with other artists make to our work? Motivation?
- What other relation can we see in our socially engaged practice with other emerging social and political issues?
- What new projects/initiatives have you observed /be part of/ seen in arts education in response to an increasingly socially engaged art scene?
- How can we re-imagine and renegotiate art education practices and the art curriculum in the light of social art practice ?
- How is social change perceived/ valued in educational practice?