Participation Lab @ ISIS Arts on 15-16th February
Participation Lab has been initiated by Jane Dudman, artist and digital media research student at Newcastle University, and has been developed through her collaboration with ISIS Arts.
On 15th and 16th February at ISIS Arts in Newcastle a group of artists and practitioners all experienced in and concerned with methods of public engagement as part of their work gathered to examine practice and explore issues related to the field of participatory art.
Participation as a term has been chosen over others such as 'socially engaged, collaborative, dialogical, there is a long list, for its generality. What we might mean by participation is open to discussion and interpretation. The dictionary definition is 'the action of taking part in something. Participation in this instance is also the participation of the people taking part in the lab.