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Participatory practices: inclusion, dialogue and trust in museums and academia

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Joint keynote with Helen Weinstein (Founding Director of IPUP, UK, and historyworkstv) for the 'We Curate – Kick off seminar' in Venice on June 1, 2013.

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Participatory practices: inclusion, dialogue and trust in museums and academia

  1. 1. Participatory practices: inclusion,dialogue and trust in museums andacademiaMia Ridgehttp://miaridge.com/ http://openobjects.org.uk/ @mia_outHelen Weinstein historyworks@gmail.comhttp://historyworks.tv/ @historyworkstvWe Curate, Venice, 1 June 2013
  2. 2. ‘Here be dragons’• The landscape• From knowledgetransfer to knowledgeexchange• Learning to let go• Challenging ‘curatorialpractice’• Some provocations
  3. 3. The landscape
  4. 4. From ‘knowledge transfer’ to‘knowledge exchange’
  5. 5. Etty in York
  6. 6. Learning to let go: true collaborationand engagement
  7. 7. Interdisciplinary outputs
  8. 8. Free Derry
  9. 9. Contested histories
  10. 10. Beamish: from nostalgia to contested pasts
  11. 11. Challenging ‘curatorial practice’
  12. 12. Queering the museum
  13. 13. Crowdsourcing deaccessions
  14. 14. Provocations‘...If you invite people to really participate in themaking of a museum, the process must changethe museum.’Daniel Spock (2009)
  15. 15. Provocations• Museums and...– The digital divide– Climate change and food security– 3D printers in homes– Globalism and localism– On-going financial crises– State eavesdropping and censorship– Fundamentalist religions; secularism• What are museums for in 2013?
  16. 16. Participatory practices: inclusion,dialogue and trust in museums andacademiaMia Ridgehttp://miaridge.com/ http://openobjects.org.uk/ @mia_outHelen Weinstein historyworks@gmail.comhttp://historyworks.tv/ @historyworkstvWe Curate, Venice, 1 June 2013

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