10 episodes

A podcast that listens in to the artists, directors, producers and publishers who are reshaping the future of arts and culture. Produced as part of Culture Reset, a project by people make it work. Editor: Marcin Pawlik. Produced by: Claire Doherty and David Micklem. www.culturereset.org.

Postcards to the Future Claire Doherty, David Micklem and guests

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    • 4.6 • 9 Ratings

A podcast that listens in to the artists, directors, producers and publishers who are reshaping the future of arts and culture. Produced as part of Culture Reset, a project by people make it work. Editor: Marcin Pawlik. Produced by: Claire Doherty and David Micklem. www.culturereset.org.

    Preparing for the revolution with Jackie Wylie

    Preparing for the revolution with Jackie Wylie

    In this episode writer and producer David Micklem talks to Jackie Wylie, Artistic Director and Chief Executive of National Theatre of Scotland.

    The National Theatre of Scotland is a theatre without walls set up 15 years ago to make exceptional, audacious, collaborative theatre that represents the complexity of modern Scotland, and to take that theatre to communities and to the world.

    Jackie has been its Artistic Director since 2016. Before that she founded Take Me Somewhere, a Glasgow wide international performance festival based at the Tramway. Her early career, after a stint in television, was marked by 10 years at Glasgow's legendary The Arches where she worked under Andy Arnold and then became Artistic Director in 2008 at the age of 28, becoming the youngest serving director of a major Scottish venue

    Recorded remotely during Covid lockdown in Summer 2020.

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     Edited by Marcin Pawlik with additional recording support from Mike Palmer
     Produced by Claire Doherty and David Micklem
     
    Postcards to the Future is a People Make It Work project for Culture Reset, funded by the Gulbenkian Foundation. To download a transcription of this podcast, go to culturereset.org.

    • 40 min
    Passing down and diallng up with Sydney Festival Director Wesley Enoch

    Passing down and diallng up with Sydney Festival Director Wesley Enoch

    In this episode, Claire Doherty talks with Wesley Enoch, Artistic Director of the Sydney Festival. A proud Noonuccal Nuugi man, Wesley Enoch has been responsible for some of Australia’s best-known indigenous theatre productions. He was appointed as the Artistic Director of Sydney Festival in 2016 following his direction of the Queensland Theatre Company. His writing and direction is committed to First Nation storytelling. 
    They explore how might use the opportunity of crisis to refashion and remake where and how art is made and for whom.
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    Edited by Marcin Pawlik

    Produced by Claire Doherty and David Micklem

    Postcards to the Future is a People Make It Work project for Culture Reset. Funded by the Gulbenkian Foundation. 

    To download a transcription of this podcast, go to www.culturereset.org.

    • 52 min
    Seeking revenge from the heart of the apocalypse with Tania El Khoury

    Seeking revenge from the heart of the apocalypse with Tania El Khoury

    In this episode writer and producer David Micklem talks to Tania El Khoury. Tania is a live artist based in London and Beirut. Over 15 years she has created a body of  interactive installations and performances in which the audience is an active collaborator. Her solo work has been translated into multiple languages and shown in 32 countries. 
    She is the recipient of the International Live Art Prize, the Total Theatre Innovation Award and the Arches Brick Award. She has recently been announced as Distinguished Artist in Residence of Theater and Performance at Bard College in upstate New York.
    In this episode Tania talks about how she seeks revenge through her art – for the corruption and crises in Lebanese politics, and for the huge blast on 4th August that destroyed much of the capital, Beirut. She describes her experience of this tragedy and how the trauma of being born and growing up in a civil war has made her who she is. She gives an outsider’s view of the landscape in the UK and reflects on the responsibilities she feels around representation – as a woman of colour, from Lebanon.
     
     Recorded remotely during Covid lockdown in Summer 2020.
     
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    To read more about Tania’s work visit https://taniaelkhoury.com/ and https://www.artsadmin.co.uk/profiles/tania-el-khoury/
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     Edited by Marcin Pawlik with additional recording support from Mike Palmer
     Produced by Claire Doherty and David Micklem
     
    Postcards to the Future is a People Make It Work project for Culture Reset, funded by the Gulbenkian Foundation. To download a transcription of this podcast, go to culturereset.org.

    • 30 min
    Talking cash, the hustle and the urgency of reinvention with Nato Thompson

    Talking cash, the hustle and the urgency of reinvention with Nato Thompson

    Philadelphia-based curator and author, Nato Thompson was chief curator at Creative Time 2007-2017 and recently has been developing ideas for a civically engaged contemporary museum in Philadelphia. His Instagram Live series - Let's Talk Alternatives - has brought together change-makers, activists and artists globally. Here Nato talks candidly about his roots, what scares him and his aspirations for the way we might make new worlds.

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    Nato mentions the following projects:
    The Interventionists at Mass MoCA
    Rick Lowe's Project Row Houses in Houston
    Theaster Gates' Rebuild Foundation in Chicago
    Christine Tohme's Ashkal Alwan in Beirut

    • 48 min
    Beautiful things happen when different worlds meet with Farooq Chaudhry

    Beautiful things happen when different worlds meet with Farooq Chaudhry

    In this episode writer and producer David Micklem talks to Farooq Chaudhry – co-founder of the world-renowned Akram Khan dance company and one of the UK’s leading producers. Through a 20 year collaboration, Farooq has built a company that has provided the optimum conditions for Akram’s development as an artist. He’s built a complex web of relationships and partnerships right across the world, blurring boundaries between cultures, artforms and styles of presentation.

    He’s also the founder of Skye Blue Productions which nurtures younger artists of colour, and he’s the CEO and Creative Director for China House Arts in London.

    Last year he was awarded an OBE for his services to Dance and Dance Production and was appointed a Tate Artist Trustee.

    In his 60th year, we find him contemplating possible futures for arts and culture in the UK. In this podcast he talks about trusting your instincts, the need for radical change, and acknowledging and letting go of power. He talks passionately about equality, diversity and inclusion and says that beautiful things happen when different worlds meet.

    Recorded remotely during Covid lockdown in Summer 2020.
     
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    To read more about Akram Khan visit https://www.akramkhancompany.net/
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    Edited by Marcin Pawlik with additional recording support from Mike Palmer
    Produced by Claire Doherty and David Micklem

    Postcards to the Future is a People Make It Work project for Culture Reset, funded by the Gulbenkian Foundation. To download a transcription of this podcast, go to culturereset.org.

    • 35 min
    Unlearning and remaking with Nina Simon

    Unlearning and remaking with Nina Simon

    In this episode, Claire Doherty talks to Nina Simon, author of The Participatory Museum and the Art of Relevance, and formerly transformational Executive Director of the Santa Cruz Museum of Art and History (MAH) and now CEO of OF/BY/FOR ALL - a movement for more inclusive community-centred cultural organisations world-wide. They discuss how OF/BY/FOR ALL responded as the pandemic hit and Black Lives Matter intensified alongside the challenges of unlearning and remaking museums and cultural organisations.

    Recorded remotely during Covid lockdown in summer 2020.

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    Read Nina's most recent piece on Leadership - Calling All Phoenixes

    Edited by Marcin Pawlik

    Produced by Claire Doherty and David Micklem

    Postcards to the Future is a People Make It Work project for Culture Reset. Funded by the Gulbenkian Foundation. To download a transcription of this podcast, go to culturereset.org.

    • 42 min

Customer Reviews

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9 Ratings

9 Ratings

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