Author Archives: Alison Kidd

About Alison Kidd

Research Psychologist

A Response to Covid-19 postcards

We received over 30 postcards in response to our invitation back in May to share thoughts in words or images to a mid-lockdown question “Can we remake our world in new ways?” You can enjoy (as we have) the rich … Continue reading

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Covid-19 – A Postcard Conversation

Kirsty, Pip and Alison work together as the Larks and Ravens. Kirsty and Pip are artists and long time collaborators on a variety of social and environmental projects. Alison is a psychologist interested in language and irrational behaviour. We use … Continue reading

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Discovered through translation…

For a while, as a cognitive psychologist, I’ve been working with my 2 artist colleagues to explore questions and trigger new thinking and conversations. They have introduced me to a different, arguably more visceral, language of drawing and making as … Continue reading

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Making connections

The Larks & ravens are exploring (remotely) ways to connect with the outside world from our different isolated locations. I walked along the canal path that runs through my village and left a floating message of hope and sunshine for … Continue reading

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Responding to seeing “Parasite”

After seeing the Oscar winning South Korean film, Parasite, we spent the next day responding through drawing and talking.

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Material reconfiguration

How do you unthink/rethink cultural structures which shape what we do and who has the power? The day started with 3 artists, a large floor and a very large sheet of black card.

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“Earning” a Living….

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A Non Capitalist Exploration at Dartington

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A non-capitalist avatar

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Unasked Possibility Event Bristol

Join artist group Larks and Ravens to explore what non-capitalism might look like. Date and Time Tue, 19 November 2019 11:00 – 12:00 GMT Add to Calendar Location Centrespace 6 Leonard Lane Bristol BS1 1EA View Map

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Behaving non capitalistically…….

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What ARE you doing?

Doing is nearly always rewarding but uncomfortable when someone asks you “what you are doing?” and you simply have no rational answer.

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Dream chasing in Ynysowen

In the pouring rain….. Photo by Mike Erskine

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The oddity of brains

“Dreaming is simply thinking in a different biochemical state” bit like art in my experience…

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What’s the Exchange Rate?

Yesterday, the Larks and Ravens visited The Royal Mint where UK money is made. It left us with more questions than answers in our attempt to unravel value.. The “friendly entrance” to the Visitor Centre suggests someone’s keen to protect … Continue reading

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