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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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What has Lockdown done, one thought and maybe another

So in order to ‘stay safe’ we need to protect ourselves from the air we breathe through nose and mouth, the air that we move through that might have Covid 19 moving through it too, looking for wet  mucous perhaps … 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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So where in the order of life does Covid 19 belong?

Forms of life get very small, I am unsure but I think that viruses are the smallest. Strands of ribonuclei acid , RNA,wrapped up in a coat to protect themselves when not happily reproducing in some other living organism. So … Continue reading

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Reflecting on the opportunities afforded by lockdown

An abbreviated version of a quote from Morgan Friedland, C20th economist used to illustrate that now might be the moment to take up the idea of  a universal basic income for all. A potentially less costly system than our current … Continue reading

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Bird connections, disconnections & reflections

  During the Covid-19 lockdown, we 3 Larks & Ravens have created space 2 days a week to work together/apart in exploring and responding to Covid-19 life in all its pain, weirdness and disruptive possibilities. We are staying focussed on … 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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Those leaves again

So when down at Dartington Hall spending time ‘Hothousing’ what non-capitalism might look like, I was interested in working on the Tiltyard, a pristine area of grass visible from most of the surrounding paths. A place of exposure, any activity … Continue reading

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When ‘tasting the change’ what can be learned from autumn leaves

Spring and Fall to a young child   Márgarét, áre you gríeving Over Goldengrove unleaving? Leáves like the things of man, you With your fresh thoughts care for, can you? Ah! ás the heart grows older It will come to … Continue reading

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A non-capitalist avatar

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