“If you want to go fast, go alone. If you want to go far, go together.”

Friday 10 June


Aberdeen Art Gallery – Cowdray Hall
Schoolhill, Aberdeen, AB10 1JQ
Free entry



Panel Discussion:
“If you want to go fast, go alone. If you want to go far, go together.”


Featuring leading national and international curators and producers, Kieran Idle, Megan Stuart, Dr Lachlan MacDowall and Dr Stephen Pritchard.


This panel discussion will consider the ways in which we can work together to create and sustain independent creative spaces and projects. DIY (Do it Yourself) came to be understood as an economic and political necessity in an age of the neoliberal institution. This of course came with the end of the social safety net and an abdication of any expectation of public accountability.  What we know to be true in these times, is that we need each other perhaps more than ever.


D.I.T (Do it Together) seeks to create conditions for a shared community or collective responsibility for projects. With the rising chorus around collective impact, many people have come to appreciate the need to have some kind of new organizing infrastructure for their projects to manifest and succeed. DIT embraces a creative and self-organizing entrepreneurial spirit, but does so with an understanding of who the larger “customer” is – diverse, resilient, and thriving community ecosystems.  It understands that entrepreneurialism is not purely heroic or an individual endeavor but takes place with an awareness of the interconnected and networked context in which it operates.

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