I can’t believe the project has come to a close! Sitting in a coffee shop writing this post seems strange. Shouldn’t I be in my studio sat around the glass door table with at least 3 other people?? I will be spending a significant period of time assessing, contextualizing and reevaluating the project in a focused way over the coming weeks, but it is nice for the time being to lightly reflect on all that transpired in a studio space on the second floor of The NewBridge Project.
The question of whether or not WCR needs to form again or replicate itself in another form was also raised. As the artist, I would need to ask myself how it would further interrogate my practice, and question whether or not it would just be another institution in the landscape of cultural organisations. What I will say is that over and over the project highlighted how in an increasingly digital age, we still need to sit down with one another over a cup of coffee and something we have in common. Whether that is “work”, a hobby, or a shared interest is irrelevant – we still need to feel as though we have purpose and can share that purpose with other members of our community.
I look forward to continuing to work with the participants of WCR and setting up more opportunities for us to gather and discuss. For those who didn’t get the chance to join us, please feel free to get in touch and share your thoughts on culture, work and great recipes!
Keep your eyes peeled for updates!