2 Burst results for "Large International Museum"
Tehmina Goskar Critically Engages with Curation, Wherever It Happens
"For the past six and a half years more or less weekly museum. People gather on twitter for something called museum our together. These people form a peer to peer community supporting discussion and debate between those who work in enjoy and challenge museums society. That's the beauty of museum. Our is entirely independent. It is not an organization is just about holding a space so other people can talk with each other. This is dr to meena car who co-founded museum our back in october. Twenty fourteen gosper also founded the curatorial research center. Hello my name is to mean a costco. And i am the director and curator of the curatorial research center and that's an organization. I started back in two thousand eighteen very much to support fellow curator's from around the world and also to make progress in modernizing curatorial practice this month gosper officially steps back from her role in museum. Our i wanted this to serve as both exit interview and a chance to highlight other projects that she has founded based on her curatorial. Philosophies museum i started can october two thousand fourteen sophie balancer. Who was the co founder with me got together over twitter. We've never met in real life. Goodness knows whether we ever will. Sophie was based up in the north of england. I'm based in the far west of cornwall. That we both decided we'd give the idea of the discussion based hours that were kind of finding their feet on twitter at that time so we decided to give it a go and it's grown and grown and grown and changed a lot since then of course twitches also changed hugely in terms of who participates. Who feels confident about speaking out. Who likes in the background. There is a lot of polarization on the platform. Now and so we've changed adapted museum iowa to all of those trends that we've seen happen including it's growing politicize ation as well. If i'm being honest i've kind of treated the whole thing. Even six and a half years own as an ongoing experiment in trying to understand how it is people like to communicate with each other and how it is that you can provide some kind of support for this peer to pay contact is what we're really after on museum archipelago. We look at museums as a medium and twitter is also a medium one that has changed since museum. Our started six and a half years ago since then. Twitter has shifted from a simple subscriber model. One we you see all the tweets from the people you follow the order that they tweeted to a system that uses algorithms that optimize for other factors such as engagement with the tweets. This can make a global conversation about museums. Difficult with the change in. How twitter is managed. And how the concept of driving engagement and algorithms are dictating. What we see on our timelines. There has absolutely been an impact on museum our because of that. We've got to work much harder to try and get ideas for topics for example people's ideas out to as broad an interested audience participation group that we can and that has proven very difficult in fact particularly of late because people's timelines also manipulated by twitter's algorithms and because they're so much more noise on twitter than there was so. I'm kind of glad that museum. Our has managed to hold its own. It retains a light structure. It does support those intimate conversations as well as supporting bigger thoughts and opinions and even ones that people disagree about in one space. I've participated in even hosted a few museum hours. And the thing that reminds me of the most is a museum conference or at least the conversations that you might have at museum conference which is yet another medium but interestingly docker says that museum our has never been about recreating that experience. That certainly isn't the kind of experience you usually get unless you Fortunate enough to be able to afford to go to very expensive. Large international museum conferences. For example like the newseum association conference in the uk or any of items conferences but we've never really perceived if museum hours to fill that kind of gap with still kind of exploring what it is that we think we're doing and that's just by way of being very honest about no having an agenda and letting sort of the emergent process of museum our happened
Ashleigh's Battle with Alcohol
"And welcome to the goodbye to alcohol podcast my name Janet Garand I'm the founder world without wine and I'm your host for this podcast. Thank you so much for tuning in. Today's interview is with Ashley who came along to a workshop back in August two thousand and eighteen on trees and recently celebrated her second soap Uva. Serie well, done actually on say proud of you. Now. This is quite a long conversation because it made so many interesting points and we have such fun chatting couldn't quite bring myself too much. So, let's get straight into the conversation without further ADO. My name is Ashley and I live in Cape Town in city bowl luckily now if case. I'm forty years old I'm currently in a relationship with really amazing person I. Can Yawns Iona an art gallery contemporary gallery. So yeah, we work with artists from Africa. And Southern Africa primarily and and work with the number of international museums. So. Let's go back to but actually went. When did you first thinking that? Maybe we're drinking of it too much in you want to to change what was going on. I started experimenting with alcohol when I was very young. So actually I probably should have been thinking about cutting down on my drinking when I was about fifteen but. following my first expulsion from school with drunken disorderly behaviour. But that was kind of a yeah that was just A. Precursor didn't really carry on stronger now but I think I guess I think quite a long time I probably probably from my kind of early sixties. thinking. About. Kind of starting to moderate my behavior, I mean you come out of? Your twenties and clubbing and partying and. Cocktails and world events in everything and and then I guess that that kind of. The gloss after work and. All of going out it just becomes kind of habitual things I, I think that they were signs you know that I probably should have. Begun to realize that that Okola taking a bit of a too much of Santa Stage in my life. But of course, it's very easy for that to become justified because it's always a you know it's very normal to be drinking at a wedding or birthday or at a funeral Lauretta was function or at a baby shower maybe I shouldn't have tied too much so much to drink party. Will you know maybe it was over the limit when I drove home that night to dammit again, all you know all of those little signs old things that you would have thought. Yeah. So unfortunately took me if he is to actually do something about it. Did you actually tried to did you do dry January's? You know I always used to read those those things about a you're only supposed to have. Whatever it is that you're supposed to have like seven units alcohol in we can like your. Yeah. You could have heard me like snorting in hysterics rolling down the aisles because I mean basically that was me. You know that was like one now, which wasn't tiffany wasn't alone in that I mean you go to a restaurant and they give you A. Three glosses equivalent of what you thinking is one gloss of. Local whatever. But I did I did once or twice I did I think I did it once I don't know what it was I think it was just sober terrible one of these things but I mean, really it was like knuckle it was like white knuckling through the month and everyone you're doing with doing it because obviously gang for mutual support is thinking Oh my God is call wait till we get to the end of this month so we can just God and get splashed there was like, yes. Pondo defeats the purpose, but then you do those things in using Oh. Okay. We'll. I could go you know. I but I, mean you you often you would find yourself. Okay. You know. Offer particularly heavy night will whatever would having gone off dinner with friends and head Two bottles of wine instead of wine all three bottles of to at between the next morning you thinking just God accompaniment we did that city you know we should have we should stopped a little bit earlier and at the time it always seems like a really great idea but then you then comes the kind of I'm GonNa. Need drink on winds on Mondays and Wednesdays. I'm only gonNA drink on the weekends or AMMONIA GONNA drink when I go out with friends socially for dinner. The fact