In 2006, I founded Flow Associates, with Mark Stevenson, a consultancy working for cultural, educational, science/environment and technology organisations. My main expertise is in learning and digital strategies for the cultural sector.
Before Flow, I was head of learning at the British Library for 5 years, and in the 90s I was education officer for Tate in London. These, and some shorter experiences in setting up cultural programmes, have provided a sound base of knowledge for my consultancy.
My childhood was in Norfolk, most of it spent in a small village on the Broads, with a near self-sufficient garden and a little sailing boat. I was lucky enough to have creative parents and had tools for creativity always at my fingertips. I played a lot of music, read and wrote a lot of stories and poems, made a lot of peculiar pictures, went to museums and galleries often, and spent a lot of time on my bike or rowing down the river watching the natural world or gathering food from it.
The countryside and a life defined by creative practice are still very much inside me, although I’m very dedicated to my company and my urban community in London. I’m a home educator, sharing the task with my partner, artist Brian McKenzie, and a wider home education community in South London. I’m also very committed to the cause of changing our cultural values in the light of ecological collapse.
Because I have these different dimensions, as we’re all pretty complex, I felt it would be useful to make a simple website leading you to places where you can find more in each area.
The simple condensed version of my story, as it unfolds daily, is on Twitter as @bridgetmck
Feel free to get in touch with me on email@example.com