So, a few things have happened lately that have got me all excited. Actually, that is not true, these things have been happening for ages and the truth is that I have failed to notice them. I sometimes find myself so involved in my own things that I rarely lift my head up to see what is going on around me.
Over the last month I have been doing lots of meetings. I always have lots of meetings but these have been different in that they haven't been production or planning meetings but much more about meeting people. People who are not in the same field of work that I am in but are experts in their field (which more often than not I have known nothing about) and the conversations have been brilliant, mind-blowing even.
I have always enjoyed working in an interdisciplinary way; the richness of skills-sharing and the surprises it can bring can transform a process. However, I have tended to do this within the Arts arena and recently I have been stepping out of that comfort zone and speaking to people from completely different areas of work. Heritage specialists, archivists, technology and computer experts, planning and conservation professionals and academics specialising in areas of work that have expanded and exploded the way that I look at my own practice. The notions of difference between what we do have been overtaken by the amount of connections we have found and it is very exciting.
I am starting this blog as a way of documenting some of these discoveries. Everyone I have met is doing exactly what we all are; committing themselves to work that they love, and everyone I have met has helped me to lift my head up to other possibilities and have blown my tiny mind.