Articles

This new section responds to a request to accommodate longer form pieces of a more formal nature than a blog post usually implies. We welcome submissions of multi-disciplinary writings on the subject of material culture via our contact page. Longer form articles about autism are also welcome.

 

  • BLUE GILLETTE

    January 31, 2018 BLUE GILLETTE I open the jiffy bag. Sellotaped inside clear cellophane, a man stares out in the manner of Lord Kitchener, demanding allegiance . Distinctive and dashing, with a high collar, his assured masculine confidence exudes Victorian ascendency. He represents a deliberate nod to a bygone age of the ‘gentleman’. Somehow he just about gets away with ... read more...
  • My Autistic Professional Template – a case study in autism and project leadership

    December 6, 2017 Autistic Professional TemplateMy Autistic Professional Template  also formed the basis for Sonia Boué’s, Out of the Ashes talk for Oxford University TORCH. Introduction I am a professional autistic artist and creative project lead. I form part of what has been termed the “lost generation” – diagnosed late in life due to recent advances in knowledge about autism. In my ... read more...
  • Jon Adams – Active but Odd: an unswerving ‘compulsion’ to create

    November 20, 2017 Jon - Adams  ‘FlOb Holotype – The first piece of writing expressing the ideas of Flow Observatorium calling for change in the arts landscape – October 2015′ written by Jon Adams I was born with a pencil in my hand, or at least that’s how it seemed, but recently I have been usurped by my wife who has joined ... read more...
  • My football shirt

    November 17, 2017 My football shirt 1An article by Dave Edwards.  Directly in front of me, pinned to the wall in my office, is a postcard of a crowd of football fans making their way to the 1999 FA Cup Final between Newcastle United and Manchester United. It is an image I look at almost every day. The photograph was taken by Stuart ... read more...