Writing the Social: a participatory workshop

Coombs, G 2018, 'Writing the Social: a participatory workshop' in Gregory Sholette and Chloe Bass (ed.) Art as Social Action, Allworth Press, New York, United States, pp. 229-234.


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Title Writing the Social: a participatory workshop
Author(s) Coombs, G
Year 2018
Title of book Art as Social Action
Publisher Allworth Press
Place of publication New York, United States
Editor(s) Gregory Sholette and Chloe Bass
Start page 229
End page 234
Subjects Studies in the Creative Arts and Writing not elsewhere classified
Summary How can we write about the individuals and communities we encounter in our practice? How can writing about these social exchanges inform our work and provide documentation and evaluation of the work? Using writing prompts and dialogue with each other we can consider these questions and develop techniques to better express our encounters and to be ethically informed in our approach. The workshop ran from one to two hours. Students were not required to prepare anything in advance, but needed to bring paper and pen for this lesson. No computers or tablets were allowed. Students received a series of brief writing prompts to which they needed to respond. They then undertook mock interviews, and discussed ethnographic qualitative research methods. Each prompt was themed and had a strict time limit. Discussions continued after each prompt and after the mock interviews.
Copyright notice Copyright © 2018 by Gregory Sholette, Chloë Bass, and Social Practice Queens. All rights reserved.
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