Saturday afternoon 2pm, 28th March 2014, we slowly assembled for the last event of day two of the public programme of Utopographies: Evaluation, Consensus and Location, a sprawling research project which condensed the energies and preoccupations of theorist Dan Smith, the Critical Practice Research Cluster, architect Amy Butt, Charlotte Knox-Williams, other utopographers and interested publics.
The schedule for Edward Dorrian’s session suggested we would: Sit for one hour as a group and record ourselves in turn, for an amount of time (perhaps 5 mins). We each use the video camera - framing, close up, panning, zoom in and out, etc. Discussion is not lead. There is no declared starting point. No proposition. Each participant operates before and behind the camera. There is no compulsion to speak, or act. A transcription of any discussion will be made, a draft of the transcription will be offered to any participant for editing (their own contribution only). A text comprising the first draft and a second combined edit will be proposed for publication. The recording is the copyright of those participating, consent must be given for its future presentation or subsequent editing.
Critical Practice 2014