The June People’s Salon is in partnership with the London Festival of Architecture. With Carl Turner Architects and the Cabinet Member for regeneration and new homes in Southwark, Cllr Mark Williams. This will be […]
Come in. Take a seat. Make yourself at home.
This is your salon. For you to share your views and form new ones. For you to hear others and be inspired, enthralled, challenged or exasperated. But never bored.
Whilst we are loath to tell you what your salon should be, maybe it would be useful if we got the ball rolling… We see ourselves as conveners, bringing people and topics to a place where conversation is easy… We are interested in hearing each other’s views as audiences; as visitors, spectators, participants, witnesses, as cultural consumers if you will…
“I produce events for a living and five minutes into our discussion I thought ‘wow, I haven’t been to anything like this in ages.’ Thanks for bringing back the art of conversation (pun intended).” Josh McNorton, People’s Salon participant 2014
- What on the cultural scene is exciting you most at the moment?
- What developments do you predict?
- What trends and practices are boring you stupid?
- What are you waiting for, on the edge of your seat?
- What has really moved you recently, and how did that happen?
People’s Salon topics are distinctive by always seeking to explore our experience as a public, as an audience, as a consumer… rather than starting from the perspective of the artist’s intention, the critics’ perceptions or the commercial momentum… Discussions are focussed on our experience as an audience… giving everyone the opportunity to explore their views, take time to examine our responses and to hear challenging and interesting perspectives from the other people in the room.
The People’s Salon. Where being the audience is the performance.
THE SALON PROGRAMME
How does it help us understand the world we live in? With Bob and Roberta Smith, Kerry Michael, Sara Wahid, Mark Londesborough and Matthew Couper. In the second of our political salon’s (and still […]
What can we learn about engagement and new thinking from Assemble as they prepare for their Turner Prize Show? Following our London Festival of Architecture event, we welcome Turner Prize nominees Assemble Studios. Monday […]
Acting – Oh what a privilege! With the press often full of highly privileged actors and a live debate about who gets access to a drama school education, we thought we’d take a look […]
What does soft power make you think and how do they make you think that? In the first of our two salons exploring the politics of culture (we’re trying to ignore party politics, but […]