Yesterday we (Susanne Buck and I, Flow Associates) were at the Rising Tide conference, hosted by the Royal Opera House Bridge, taking place at Chatham Historic Dockyard. It was all about Navigating the Future of Cultural Learning, and the role of cultural learning at a time of ‘seismic global transformation’. We were there to run… Read More Navigating the future of cultural learning
We have now written up our research and several tools forming the Future Views toolkit. These will be edited and designed over the coming months so that they are of maximum use to people planning the future of creative learning. Shared in this post is a sneak preview of some of our research. We looked… Read More Provocations on technology
Exploring the future of work-based learning and cultural heritage Guest post by Laura Lewis-Davies, Museum Education Consultant and Assessor/Internal Verifier for Cultural Heritage qualifications There are a number of fantastic traineeships out there for the cultural heritage sector at the moment. These funded* Work-Based Learning (WBL) placements provide the future cultural heritage workforce with access… Read More But What Next?
We had a busy time last week, running two workshops with young people and encouraging a national online conversation around Future Views, as well as starting to write up our findings. Consequently, this is a brief post, sharing some responses to the final questions. We asked you to consider: Returning to the present day, and… Read More Your views in week four
This post is by Fatima Khuzen, who is a spatial and service designer and Flow intern. She interviewed Mark Stevenson, who was the co-founder of Flow. Working on the Future Views project has been an interesting amalgamation of answering questions that the project poses about my personal future along with using the same tools to… Read More The future of…A conversation with Mark Stevenson
I’ve been trying to summarise the ways that digital is bringing change to creativity and culture, but is also seeing countertrends or resistance. This is mostly thinking about impacts on the UK and on young people or cultural education. Please comment and tell me if I’ve missed anything, or got anything wrong. How else is… Read More Digital changing culture
In week 3 of the Future Views national conversation we asked you to imagine being a young person in 2026, and to describe a perfect day of meaningful creative activity. We then asked what one thing in this future is likely to have the biggest impact on young people’s creativity and access to culture. Your… Read More One day in the future
All effective or meaningful learning depends on a good balance between Creative and Methodical modes. MODES Creative Methodical Ways of communicating Connotative Denotative Ways of thinking Divergent and open-ended Convergent and judging Ways of perceiving Inward and reflecting Outward and observing Ways of making Poietic and generative Technical and imitative Creative modes can flourish even… Read More Creativity and self-led learning
This is a guest post by Karen Eslea, Head of Learning and Visitor Experience, Turner Contemporary “It’s about 6 and 7 year olds making art instead of grown-ups telling us what to do” Year 2 Young Arts Leader At a recent meeting of inspiring people from the arts and education sectors, it struck me. Adults, even… Read More What people does the future need?
The question in week two was asking you to imagine future scenarios. What will our future world look like, especially for children and young people? What will have been invented that didn’t exist before that might affect their lives and creativity? 10 of you responded to this question, aged between 33 and 71. There may… Read More Your views in week two