Wednesday, October 04, 2006

The Way Forward?

For Slow Making to evolve into something more than an interesting notion, it's going to need input, comment & debate among people who are engaged by the concept. But we are also attempting this without it being geographically specific or based around an existing structure.
The hope, by using the blog format, is to see where debate may take us. Is Slow Making going to be an ethical point of debate, with its manifesto tweeked, or will it evolve into an organisation that may eventually hold exhibitions or shows; become engaged in art & design education; find and promote ethical producers of materials?
To open this process up as much as possible, we're going to experiment with using guest posts here on the blog. If you have an idea, opinion or article of interest, please send it to:

either as an attachment or in the body of the email, & we will post it on the blog. Please bear in mind that this is being done in those moments of not doing something else (so much for slow living), and it may take a couple of days for it to appear on the blog. We will also cut things too long, & edit and repair if necessary. However we won't post items that require too much remedial editing, and of course will reject anything pornographic, bigoted or just plain stupid.

So please start contributing - & we look forward to reading your next post.


Blogger elaine said...

I know this isn't me contributing - though in the future when I have a bit more time to think about/action it I would definitely like to - but I think this post written by Laura last year is in the spirit of slow making.

3:15 pm  
Blogger Ms Maker said...

Great post - Laura describes so well the consequence of a lack of skill & knowledge not quite allowing you to manipulate your materials in the way you'd like.
& too the perils of sourcing your materials - people on basic wages losing penalty rates for a tiny overall increase is appalling. & Spotlight have also had a long-term policy of hiring people with intellectual or physical disabilities. Sounds nice & fuzzy but Spotlight receive large amounts of subsidy to do so, & would now seem to reducing the living standards of these employees.

9:17 pm  

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