"Northern Exchange: Reciprocity, Art and Generosity" in Virtual Symposium 2017: Social Practice in Art, Research and Education: Professional Dialogues

Activity: Talk / Presentation / Podcast / WebinarInvited talk


The presentation focussed on the project, realised in Iceland, called Northern Exchange: Cold War Histories and Nuclear Futures, part of the wider collaborative work, Cold War Projects, by Susan Timmins and Roxane Permar.

The presentation considered the project in relation to four key components of dialogical projects, place, time, people and a range of complexities as proposed by the American art historian and critic, Grant Kester. Ideas related to tools of engagement, reciprocity and generosity were also examined in relation to the fieldwork carried out in Iceland.

The project combined collaborative interaction and dialogical exchange. The nature of engagement shifted over time, evolving as more people became involved, and as the collaborative participants moved across different virtual and geographical spaces. Each person and community of people brought new ways of working, different expectations and background experience. Speaking and talking, conversation and discussion, formed the heart of the project, giving it meaning, purpose and momentum, whether face-to-face, by email, Facebook or Skype, all processes and tools that were used.

Period31 May 2017
Held atCentre for Island Creativity
Degree of RecognitionInternational