Thinking, talking and teaching

Having contributed to the MA Curating Contemporary Art at the Royal College of Art, London, as a visiting lecturer since 2019, I will in September start as a permanent member of staff – a for me rather unusual shift (having mainly worked as a freelance editor, and as a lecturer always been on precarious ‘contracts’) but an opportunity I could not let pass me by. Not only will I have the chance to connect more wholeheartedly with a wide range of interesting students, and others contributing to a variety of courses and departments, it also provides a wonderful opportunity to build on the work with colleagues and friend of the last couple of years (you know who you are).

As part of the process of starting to situate myself as ‘part’ of the institution more firmly, I gave several talks for short courses over the summer: an ‘In-session’ conversation about ‘Portfolio as Practice/Publishing the Self’ with Gary Clough and Richard Nash, and a talk about publishing in relation to curating for the Curating Contemporary Art and Design summer course. Last, but not least, I also gave a talk about my research for PhD students, rooted in my practice as an editor of publications on art, relating it to curatorial discourse and specifically notions of ‘the curatorial’. Lots of food for thought, also about how my own practice links to my teaching, which will continue as part of the ‘new’ but at the same time very familiar ‘job’. Watch this space…

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