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Thrivability workshop with Bridget McKenzie
3 December 2015
5:00 pm – 7:00 pm
Bridget McKenzie is a researcher and evaluator of cultural and ecological initiatives. If you get funding, you have to do evaluation. Even if you don’t get funding, evaluation is useful to help you reflect, improve and share what works. Bridget is frustrated by standard thinking about evaluation, which either assumes economic goals for success or seeks to show that you haven’t wasted public money. Come and help Bridget develop a new, more integrated and positive framework for evaluating cultural and ecological practice. The key concept of the framework is thrivability, aiming for more generative, biodiverse, mutual and creative communities. We will explore and play with words and pictures to help us define thrivability, and discuss how we can use evaluation to better advocate and spread our practice. How might you use this new framework? How could it be improved? How could it have an impact?
This is a FutureRoots/ ARTS Brighton event. https://onca.org.uk/currentprojects/futureroots/
Bridget is director of Flow UK, a cultural consultant based in London, delivering evaluation and audience research for learning and digital programmes in museums and heritage. She founded Flow UK in 2006, subsequently supporting its establishment in India. Previously she has been Head of Learning at the British Library, Education Officer for Tate, lead consultant for Clore Duffield’s Artworks Awards and Co-ordinator of Young at Art for the University of the Arts. Bridget is known for furthering the role of ‘creative enquiry’ in education and for placing culture at the heart of a shift to a sustainable future, publishing her thinking on The Learning Planet blog and other publications. In addition, she curates creative community projects on ecological themes, using photography, poetry, songs and visual art. She holds both a BA Hons and MA in History of Art, and two teaching qualifications.
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