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SCAN.fm EMILY DRUIFF 20.09.06.

Self-Organisation, Public Space, New-Media.



Co-founder of Area 10, an artist-run project space in Peckham, London that was started on the basis of a collectively run space with an open submission policy.



Member of University of Openness, Faculty of Collaborative Research, an online collaborative learning facility using interactive online programme called wiki where users can freely input information.

Organiser of Relay, online research into collective spaces.






Power Point presentation focusing on its partnership with NODE.L, Leaside Regeneration and ART.e.

One of the main aims of NODE.L was to "network an open and distributed practice" . This was achieved by reaching several audiences.

1) Existing new Media Practitioners

2) Mainstream Art Audiences

3) Targeted Community Groups

1) Existing new media practitioners
appeared to the primary audiences that were reached through NODE.L. This could be seen through projects held at venues such as Space Studios, Watermans, HTTP and Event. Importantly this acted to strengthen and consolidate a potentially disparate community of practitioners. It directly assisted in increasing the momentum of new media practice in London and its identification as a valuable practice not only to itself, but also to mainstream art audiences. These beneficiaries should remain a priority, however it should be recognised that reaching these audiences does not result in achieving funding for future developments.


2) Mainstream Art Audiences appeared to be a secondary concern for NODE.L, however in the same breath they were not ostracised from the agenda. This appeared to be most successfully achieved through Educational partnerships in Higher Education and public Institutions. This could be seen through projects realised in partnership with venues such as Chelsea School of Art and Tate Britain; Ravensbourne School of Art and the Dana Centre. This demonstrates how However it was criticised ass impenetrable


3) Targeted Community
Groups were a priority audience for some individual projects realised in partnership with NODE.L and other organisations. These audiences were reached by a small percentage of projects that were organised by independent curators in partnership with Local Authorities, Voluntary Sector Organisations, Non Govermental Organisation. This is a potential area of growth away from reliance on art funding.

As a Voluntary Organiser for NODE.L(ondon) 2006 I will be holding a workshop focusing on tools that will help groups in Linz to create a NODE.L(inz). To do this I will focus on a Tool Kit. This will consist of printed handouts explaining methods used to adopt open structures for self-organisation and participation that were by NODE.L in 2005 / 2006. I will then assist in the practical application of this Tool Kit by discussing the audiences reached by NODE.L and how to reach similar ones in Linz. So please do attend the workshop 21.09.06 atÉÉ



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