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Sharing Paths to Creation

An ongoing Open Call

If you had to communicate the essence of your ways of practice, how would you do it on one A3 sheet? Is it a metaphor for how you trigger your creative processes? Is it by distilling the repetition of steps that you can never do without? Is it by writing a set of instructions, a recipe for creation? Is it by narrating how and why it is different every time?

re(s)public collective is calling for ongoing contributions to this project, and thus, an ongoing discussion of ideas of professionals of all fields. We are once again looking for participants willing to share and create an artwork of their creative process. Especially by this time, in which our work-life relationship has been forced to adapt to a worldwide context of the pandemic, it appears interesting to continue this project and gather more perspectives on paths to creation.

Read the history of this project first or go straight to the brief.

Connecting Methods Through Narratives

2019 // v.0

We hosted a week-long workshop during the frame of AcrossRCA, at The Royal College of Art, London. Participants were introduced to cross-disciplinary mindsets and methods by doing a collaborative analysis of methods and creative processes through personal narratives. They were challenged to approach the process critically through exploring narratives of method and connection individually, discovering intersections and overlaps between them. This became part of a holistic process of creating a small publication. Skills such as illustration, mapping, research tactics, and book binding were implemented in order to achieve the group goal of holding a book launch on the final day, which represented the commonality and diversity of method that is constant throughout all design professions and the way we practice.

Looking back, what resulted was a four-day long collaboration of positioning of mindset into structured collaboration across the schools of Design and Arts & Humanities, with students from the Master in Research programme. The work was curated together with re(s)public collective and the group of research students through the use of metaphor and figurative language. This creative free-fall of translation started the spread of an ongoing research project of narrative and method to be continued across disciplines.

2020 // v.1

Back in April 2020, we launched the project “Sharing paths to creation”, which served as a medium and exchange of creative processes in our practice. It featured the thoughts and process of 15 professionals and led to an insightful discussion and analysis of profession, methods, goals, responsibility and other themes that led to a formation of new connections and realisations across practices.

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2021 // v.2

re(s)public collective has decided to establish “Sharing paths to creation” as an ongoing project, and thus, an ongoing discussion of ideas of professionals of all fields and we are once again looking for participants willing to share and create an artwork of their process.

Especially by this time, in which our work-life relationship has been forced to adapt to a worldwide context of the pandemic, it appears interesting to continue this project and gather more paths to creation.

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The Brief

If you wish to contribute, please write, illustrate, describe, design or occupy in any way you want a single-sided A3 sheet with any medium you wish that you can then send digitally as a PDF file.

We welcome previous participants to contribute again and would much appreciate if you share this open call amongst your network.

Please send your single-sided A3, PDF format entry to one-page-book@respubliccollective.com.

Do include your complete name (or however you want to appear credited) with a one-sentence description about yourself and/or your background. Please reach out to us if you have any questions on this proposal. 

We hope that you decide to participate, and are looking forward to seeing snippets of your work!