On The Frightening Realities of Being a Woman in 2017

Nothing like this has ever happened to me – and if it hasn’t happened to you it’s hard to imagine, even harder to imagine the mindset of the men who did this. I’m sharing this because the writer has offered it to us, so that we can’t say we don’t know …   Source: On The Frightening Realities of Being a Woman in 2017 Continue reading On The Frightening Realities of Being a Woman in 2017

On Miscarriages & Memory Mugging on Facebook

This morning I’ve been prepping to make the most of my Women of the World Festival this week. I’m aiming to take myself as far out of my comfort zone as I can and address some holes in my knowledge. Feeling sated with all things female, (and gently steaming amongst the drying laundry – joys of multi-tasking at home*) I flipped over to Facebook and … Continue reading On Miscarriages & Memory Mugging on Facebook

Ruth Little – Dynamic Structure — Sarah Dickenson

“We need to shift the register of our thinking to gain new perspectives on our own experience.” I came across Ruth Little’s paper on the Dramaturg’s network site today. She calls for a dramaturgical thinking that is non-linear and instead concentrates on the observation of energy and movement. I love what she writes about the place of […] via Ruth Little – Dynamic Structure — Sarah Dickenson Continue reading Ruth Little – Dynamic Structure — Sarah Dickenson

Feature | No, Dominic Cavendish – You Are the Thought Police

I’ll be speaking at the University of Arts London’s day on women in arts on 2nd March. This is good prepatory reading. by Dr. Jami Rogers, University of Warwick Dominic Cavendish can rest assured: he will not lose the opportunity to see his favourite (white) male actors in leading Shakespearean roles. After all, wh… Source: Feature | No, Dominic Cavendish – You Are the Thought … Continue reading Feature | No, Dominic Cavendish – You Are the Thought Police

L’eccentrico ritratto di Hester Thrale Piozzi

Originally posted on London SE4:
In una delle mie recenti visite alla National Portrait Gallery, sono rimasta colpita da un ritratto di modeste dimensioni, in cui la gentildonna sembra indossare degli abiti ed accessori lievemente diversi dal solito. Il rouge alle guance, la cuffia, i pizzi, la cromia dell’abito non costituiscono certo una novità nella moda femminile della fine del XVIII secolo, eppure qualcosa rende la dama particolare.… Continue reading L’eccentrico ritratto di Hester Thrale Piozzi

Museums – from Civic Institutions to participants in Civil Society

Originally posted on tonybutler's blog:
I followed with interest, last weeks debate at the Social History Curators Conference in Cardiff last week – Are visitors the new curators? Sharon Heal has since given a good account of proceedings.  I agreed with ‘floor’ which rejected the motion, not because I think communities shouldn’t co-create museum activity but because I’m not sure most museum’s institutional values… Continue reading Museums – from Civic Institutions to participants in Civil Society

Ruth Little – Dynamic Structure — Sarah Dickenson

“We need to shift the register of our thinking to gain new perspectives on our own experience.” I came across Ruth Little’s paper on the Dramaturg’s network site today. She calls for a dramaturgical thinking that is non-linear and instead concentrates on the observation of energy and movement. I love what she writes about the place of […] via Ruth Little – Dynamic Structure — Sarah Dickenson Continue reading Ruth Little – Dynamic Structure — Sarah Dickenson