I write articles for journals or books on museums, digital culture and creative education. For example, I’ve written for Museums Journal, Code: Words, Museumsetc, engage review, and more.
At the heart of everything I write is calling for a shift towards more ecological ways of knowing. How we learn is at the heart of this. I think that learning is accelerated when people collaborate to solve real problems in real contexts, seeking the means to thrive, fully powered by imaginative play and tapping into cultural knowledge. It almost goes without saying that I think the real problems, on micro or macro scale, concrete or abstract in nature, are all rooted in the human relationship with the biosphere, the flaw in which has led to our actions breaching several planetary boundaries.
I’m especially interested in the role of cultural organisations and creative practitioners in articulating and solving these problems. I believe that ‘Cultural’ opportunities help people, places and planet thrive, and that in turn, a thriving world allows rich and diverse ‘cultures’ to grow. By ‘Cultural opportunities’ I mean a very broad set of things – having freedom and resources to learn and enquire, to cherish our shared heritage, to express feelings, be imaginative, make things and innovate for the future. This contributes to wellbeing in the wider ‘culture’ – in all the ways we communicate, celebrate, critique and create as a society. I’ve written a toolkit for Culture Declares Emergency to support a culture-led shift to a sustainable world.
I also speak at many conferences and events, offer training workshops and toolkits about these topics, so please contact me on firstname.lastname@example.org if you are interested.