Katie Jo Anderson

Artist based in South West Scotland; interested in people, places, materials and collaborative practice.

Month: June, 2017

High Street Neighbours

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Describe neighbourliness.

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What might a High Street community look like?

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Who, or what else, lives in the town centre?

neighbour usage decline

The usage of the word ‘neighbour’ has been in steady decline since the 1840’s.

It’s been Guid Nychburris (Good Neighbours to all of those not originally from or local to Dumfries), this week and the Stove has been exploring ‘neighbourliness’ as part of our current Conversing Buildings project. The building has gone a little Christo inspired, in what is definitely the brightest and boldest we have gone with celebratory decorations so far.

The sign board has also had a make over, prompting our latest favourite anagram game.

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H I G H S T R E E T N E I G H B O U R S

High Street Neighbours is part of our TAKEOVER theme, a series of events and activites focused around community takeover and creativity. Stay tuned to the Stove for more details.

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Making Economies and the importance of process and making

Earlier in the year I was invited as the Stove Network to take part in TAKTAL’s monthly Pecha Kucha event. In April, the theme was Making Economy, looking at projects around Scotland that have maker culture and hands-on skill production as an invested part of their approach. There were some really great speakers and projects, and you can check out my contribution on the Stove’s visual art strand here:

Thanks to TAKTAL, Abigale and the rest of the team for the invitation and the warm welcome! (Also thanks to stovies Ellie and David Smith for coming along and waving the Stove flag of support!)

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