We launched a new microsite Boosting Resilience - Survival Skills for the New Normal, an intense, boundary-pushing and catalytic two year Executive Learning programme running from 2017 to 2019.
One of four flagsghip projects in Arts Council England's Building Resilience programme, it aims to enable senior staff from England-based arts and cultural organisations, music education hubs, museums and library services to develop new approaches to make the most of Creative Assets and Intellectual Property.
Boosting Resilience is being conceived and delivered by:
Sound Little Island, a collaboration with composer Jean Martin premiered in the ancient Tour de la Lanterne, La Rochelle, France as part of Festival Zero1.
This 12-channel installation transmitted live soundscapes from locations in England to the ancient Tour de la Lanterne in La Rochelle, France. These are sounds of everyday life in Brighton; a traditional English pub full of bluster, small talk and sporadic singalong; below a railway viaduct - cars are washed, seagulls cry, birds sing…
The soundscapes are complemented by interviews with French people who live, work, or study in England. They talk about their situation since the vote to leave the EU; their anxieties, nervousness, anger, plans and hopes.
Documentation of the project was broadcast on Resonance FM, Resonance Extra and Framework Radio on the nights of the French Presidential Election 2017.
More information on the project is available at http://www.hypo.io/sound-little-island.html
Julian and Jol Thomson have been selected by The Royal Holloway Centre for the GeoHumanities‘ creative commissions to develop a new work 'In the Future Perfect' on the theme of Creating Earth Futures. This project aims aims at a polyvalent understanding of what fusion energy, a theoretically clean and unlimited energy source, could mean for the future global environment and economy.
Julian gave a talk on cavitation at LOMA 18 - a one day conference exploring the presence, agency and materiality of air from the microscale to macroscale, through both literal and figurative interpretations.
LOMA 18 took place in January 2018 at London College of Communication, University of the Arts, London.