Today for me has been mostly about the Hide colloboration project with architecture- which has the potential to be pretty exciting. Although I did check my emails: have had an email back from Celia (Stitch) who has given cardboard searching tips and an email back from Hannah Ford (House of Trash) who has suggested Creative Cabins in Poole as a resource.

Was thinking I could do the Hew Locke work on 19th Feb but just realised it’s the day before the house party-am quite dissapointed :(

Need to chat to Mike about my involvement in the project.

Elzie x

Today I had my new unit introduction: “articulating time and space”, the artists’ Julia showed us were pretty inspriational so I’m really looking forward to getting into the research. But the tutors were bang on with the feedback I got today with suggesting I get making as soon as I can into the project. OutsideIN wise- I need to find a way of fitting ’shop’ into my uni requirements, I will mull it over…

Fred and I met up with Clare Chapman (arts and events) today, she was really helpful, it’s really useful having someone onboard who has arts and events expertise- it’s all about course collaboration! Using all of our knowledge and bringing it together. In the meeting we covered the ’shop’ budget, and the cardboard house party; budget, DJ’s, sound systems, and sourcing cardboard. She suggested we contacted Celia from Stitch, who she reckons sources lots of recycled cardboard. So I’ve contacted her via Facebook. She also suggested we contact Hannah Ford, who put on House of trash last year in a disused shop, she could have some helpful pointers on health and safety and logistics of using that kind of space. So i have emailed her.

Hopefully this week we might hear something back from BBC Radio Solent, if not I reckon we should give them a call and see what’s going on. I also think it’s pretty important we get make sure we are setting up the presentations for the other departments so we can get people with other skills onboard with the project. Oo! and Vicky Wareham mentioned Matt Kay as one of our possible contacts- cardboard artist wise? we must chase that up.

Have also added the Stitch and Beat Redemption details (the bits we know about) to the calendar.

Writing all that makes me feel like I’ve had a productive day!

But I must water the plants they don’t look so happy- sorry Ellie!

Elzie x