The Happenstance: Dispatch 7

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Scotland + Venice: Dispatch 7 of 12

Tools of the Trade: Peter McCaughey

In this dispatch, anti-curator of The Happenstance, Peter McCaughey focuses on five principal tools, of the many tools and tactics used. All tools encouraged people to react, respond and engage. Most importantly they were quickly taken up by visitors and used by them for their own purposes. The garden, the armature, the tools and the tactics, were resources available to all who ventured in, and also those who were met when The Happenstance ventured out into Venice. A resource that continues to support activity in Venice to this day.

The Happenstance / Scotland + Venice: Scotland’s critically acclaimed contribution to the 16th International Architecture exhibition at La Biennale di Venezia 2018. Curated by WAVEparticle

 

The image shows a circle of deckchairs in the garden of Pallazo Zenobio full of people sitting on them. The deckchairs  have words on them and a game is being played.

Posted 16 September 2020.

The Happenstance: Dispatch 1

Introduction: Morag Bain. First in a series of twelve publications or ‘dispatches’, exploring the themes of, and learning from The Happenstance.

The Happenstance: Dispatch 2

Venice Reflective: Lee Ivett. A successful public space is one that suggests possibility and opportunity rather than dictates and instructs behaviour.

The Happenstance: Dispatch 3

Into the Mouth of the Wolf: Peter McCaughey. A day in the life of The Happenstance and the chance encounters and the coincidences in the garden.

The Happenstance: Dispatch 4

My Experience as a Fellow at The Happenstance: Theo Shack. Immersive education, and the possibilities that might not otherwise happen.

The Happenstance: Dispatch 5

Venice / Local Context: Alberto Lago. How the memory of The Happenstance is still alive today in the minds of the Venetian people.

The Happenstance: Dispatch 6

Play: Brian Hartley. Play as a spontaneous and creative process, and how it opens vital conversations and actions.

The Happenstance: Dispatch 8

One A to Z of Making Connections: Peter McCaughey. Exploring the variety of ways connections were made between individuals and organisations.

The Happenstance: Dispatch 9

Participatory Practice: Ian Gilzean. How participation and community empowerment inspires people to realise their creativity and sense of ownership.

The Happenstance: Dispatch 10

A Conversation, a Workshop and Afterwards: Elizabeth Murphy and Emily Speed. Teams are able to make something much bigger, layered and profound.

The Happenstance: Dispatch 11

The Happenstance: a Lively Scottish-Venetian freespace: Phineas Harper. The engagement of the Venetians to the “open to all” of The Happenstance.

The Happenstance: Dispatch 12

The Ongoing Legacy: Morag Bain and Peter McCaughey. It continues through events, tools shared, the friendships and connections being made.

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