The Faculty Day, held on 17 June was very successful in engaging staff in all the various discussions and debates about future projects. Sandra welcomed everyone and talked about the successes during the current year and future aspirations of the Faculty.
Graham Ogilvie, graphics facilitator, worked throughout the day illustrating images of subjects being discussed and developed. His very clever pictorial record is on display on picture boards in the corridor on the 7th floor.
The Pecha Kucha sessions were informative and entertaining and everyone had a good time listening and learning. These demonstrated a selection of good practice through different parts of the Faculty including evidence of great collaborative work and models for other student groups and staff. Thanks to Colin, Joe, Tom, Paul Diane, John G, John C, Suzanne and Mark to this.
James Wilson, David McKinney and John Baird also gave illustrations of collaborative work ongoing between the teams.
The BIG EVENT at the heart of the day was the networking and sharing of potential projects for the coming year. There were over 50 project ideas posted and commented on. There were some really fantastic ideas and concepts initially explored. Very many addressed the two big themes of ‘Looking Back on the buildings we are leaving’ and ‘Looking forward to the New building’. The outlines for each project have been collated and sent to everyone in the Faculty. So as Sandra said …
“Be creative – be ambition’ for the students in the year ahead.
After lunch Eddie Carr and and Aileen Campbell talked about the logistics of the New Build and how the move could be helped along by organising ourselves in slimming down paperwork by keeping electronic copies and ditching all the junk in our working environment. Copies of the layout of the Faculty Staffroom/Office were handed out and the layout explained.
Barbara gave an update on the various opportunities to make work for the New Build
George McNeillie had distributed cards asking each staff member where they would like to sit within the layout. He further explained how the layout would work and then collected the cards.
Pauline Law, Executive Producer, BBC Art, gave a talk on the importance of maintaining Scottish production input into UK schedules.
She has in the past produced The Culture Show and Dreaming the Impossible: Unbuilt Britain as well as a long list of fascinating documentaries for BBC Scotland, BBC2 and BBC4. Too many to list here but Pauline’s contribution to the wealth of BBC arts output has been significant and she has worked with many important cultural figures across the UK.
Photographs were taken during the Faculty Day by Kinloch McEwan, Photography Student, and some are shown here. There will also be a selection of these pinned onto the notice boards/picture boards in the corridor on the 7th floor.