Stanley Picker Creators Academy

    Stanley Picker Creative Academy

    Onkar Kular, awarded the Stanley Picker Design Fellowship (2014–16) for research, transforms the gallery into the Stanley Picker Creators Academy (SPCA).

    Stanley Picker Creators Academy
    17 October–12 November 2016
    Tuesday to Saturday 11.00am–5.00pm / Wednesday until 7.00pm
    (Monday by appointment)

    Daily Activities / All Welcome
    Yoga: every Tuesday, 10.00am–11.00am
    Evening talks: Wednesdays, 5.00pm–7.00pm: 19 October, 26 October, 9 November
    Featuring Alessandro Gandini, Heidi Seetzen, Jack Self, Precarious Workers Brigade, and more

    Closing party: Saturday 12 November, 3.00pm–7.00pm

    Since the global rise of creative working spaces, from smaller office-hub spaces like Second Home to large-scale media companies like Google and Facebook, the words Collaboration, Sharing and Community regularly appear in branding and mission statements of such organisations. They reflect a certain ethos of supporting individuals to work more efficiently, create more professional content, and to ultimately increase access to lucrative opportunities and financial capital.

    Collaboration, Sharing and Community are the working values that are reconsidered as part of the SPCA. By staging the spatial and organisational features normally found in creative working environments, the SPCA examines how these terms are used by organisations to incubate creativity and suggests possible ways that they can be refocused and repurposed in order to create alternative forms of capital.

    Read the Academy’s full programme.

    Activities are free and  booking recommended. Please email to reserve your place.

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