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16 February 2024

Peer-to-Peer Update: Sessions 2 and 3

The peer-to-peer cohort of 2024 (a group of around 12 people of varying ages and ethnic backgrounds) stand posing for a photo in front of a large grey tower-block. They are dressed for cold weather and the sky is grey.

The 2024 Peer-to-Peer Cohort have now had their 2nd and 3rd sessions together. As the group get further into the programme of peer-learning workshops they are moving from introducing themselves and their art, into exploring how they can work together.

In week 2 the Peer-to-Peer cohort came together again to continue their programme of workshops and peer learning sessions.

The session this week included a workshop from artist Nabil Al-Khinani. The group went on a walking tour through Brent. They focused and reflected on privatisation and on different ways of seeing place and the built environment.

During the second half of the day the cohort continued their individual introductions, talking about themselves and their art practices. This week Daisy Jones, ESEA unseen (Kim Chin + Sue Man), Zish, Rose Nordin, and Ngo Chun Tse were sharing with the rest of the group.

The 3rd Peer-to-Peer session was held at the Delfina Foundation. The guest artist leading the morning’s session was Aliaskar Abarkas. The group began by reflecting on music together. The key themes of this session were narratives, collaboration, and music.

After greetings, cake, and some warm-up games, the cohort got to work. They explored, ‘the artist’s role in maintaining conceptual coherence in narratives’. The group delved into discussions about funding dynamics, community engagement, and space as inspiration. They explored how workspaces influence creative ideas.

After lunch, the group took part in listening sessions, making noise and music together. They experimented with recording and playing their recordings back.

After a short break over half-term, the group will be back together for their fourth session. Now that they are getting closer to the half-way point of the programme, the cohort’s discussions and activities will become more focused and self-directed. We are really looking forward to seeing what they get up to in the coming weeks!