I designed and facilitated the opening plenary workshop at Canterbury Cathedral Lodge on 08.08.16 in which participants performed two activities. The distinctive features of this experiment were the scale (about 50 participants) and the focus on one theme: intersections between law and time. The aims were to encourage discussion, openness and collaboration, and deep attention to the conference theme.
Photo release forms were obtained from all participants. Thanks to them, and to Emily and Sian, for this golden opportunity to experiment with such creative people on such a large scale.
Activity I: Text and/as image
The first activity focused on text (key words collated from titles of abstracts submitted by participants), then images (generally abstract, selected from my personal collection), then words and images.
Participants first created their own pieces then a collaborative arrangement of those pieces.
Activity II: Model Making
The second activity focused on 3D models making. Some participants preferred the constraints offered by Lego. Others found it incompatible with their project, and/or with their vision.