Palle Nielsen, The Model & Play as Social Activism

In 1968 the Moderna Museet, Stockholm and artist Palle Nielsen staged The Model, a radical social experiment involving 20,000 children, an indoor playground and no rules. Within the 'exhibition' the act of children playing was used as an instrument for social and political activism. This post features a study of The Model and Nielsen's work as an…

How to raise a creative child. Step One. Back off.

“Love is a better teacher than a sense of duty." Albert Einstein Last week Adam Grant, a professor of management and psychology at the University of Pennsylvania, published an article in the New York times on How to raise a creative child. There are many articles and papers that have been produced which outline the importance…

2015 Engage Conference: Young people working with art and artists

Late last year I attended and presented at the 2015 Engage Conference in Glasgow, Scotland. The conference theme was focused on young people's programs and partnerships with art galleries. You can read my reflections from the conference on the Centre for Research in Arts, Creativity and Literacies blog here.

Atelier van Licht at the Centraal Museum, Utretch

This post features a reflection upon my visit to the Atelier van Licht at the Centraal Museum in Utretch, The Netherlands. The Atelier was being presented as part of the museum's Nice'n'Light exhibition (17 October 2015 - 24 January 2016).  Last month I travelled to the Netherlands to meet with Annemieke Huisingh, the founder and creative…