Richard Durrant @ AoMO2018

Richard Durrant has performed tirelessly since his graduation from the Royal College of Music & London debut in 1986. He plays around seventy concerts each year at home and abroad and has written, arranged and discovered much new guitar repertoire.

Performing, composing, promoting music literacy and breaking down musical barriers has been his life’s work. In recent years, partly as an ecological statement, Richard has undertaken three concert tours on a bicycle and trailer, pedalling some 4,500 miles around the UK between venues.

Richard is a proud ambassador for the Brighton Youth Orchestra, patron of Guitars on the Beach in Shoreham by Sea, Fellow of London College of Music and board advisor to Guitarras del Corazon (Paraguay). In 2017 Richard launched his online teaching website The Richard Durrant Academy and in April 2018 his orchestra The Richard Durrant Orchestra gave a concert entirely of Richard’s own music including the ukulele concerto “Six Grooves for Ukulele” (Arts Council of Great Britain).

The Number 26 Bus to Paraguay

Guitarist and composer Richard Durrant explains how a number 26 Brighton bus took him to Paraguay and plays some of the vivid and colourful music he has discovered there.

His regular visits to this fascinating and magical part of South America have earned him accolades and awards whilst his concerts and recent trilogy of Paraguayan albums have uncovered the richness of guitar music being written in the region today.

Guitar in hand, Richard uncovers the beauty of Paraguayan music and explores the mysteries of La Ruta Mangoreana.

Richard Durrant will perform “The Number 26 Bus to Paraguay” at the Sallis Benney on Saturday 1st September at 5pm.

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Song writing and Artisan Techno @AoMO2018

Mike Reinstein: Song writing

Mike Reinstein will be running a song writing workshop on Thursday 30th September at 3pm and will be encouraging impromptu musical performances throughout the conference! Please bring along your musical instruments to join Mike.

Mike Reinstein

Sam Warren: Artisan Techno

Sam Warren is Professor of Organisation Studies and Human Resource Management at Portsmouth Business School, UK. Her research interests lie at the intersection of aesthetics and capitalist economy, and she is best known for her foundational work on visual and sensory methodologies in the business and management fields. At this year’s conference she will play a live, audio-visual DJ set showcasing ‘artisan techno’ alongside findings from her research into the ‘grass roots creative labour’ of DJs in underground electronic music scenes. A life-long fan of electronic music, Sam finally felt brave enough to start teaching herself to DJ four years ago, and is now beginning to produce her own tracks. She is using this process to generate auto-ethnographic data on the transgressive experience of being a female electronic music producer in an overwhelmingly male dominated industry. Ongoing commentary on this project can be read at www.samwarren.net and you can hear more of Sam’s mixes at https://soundcloud.com/wammycat

To showcase data from a project exploring the challenges and opportunities facing ‘grassroots’ creative workers in a digital age and in the spirit of the conference theme of ‘performance’ Sam Warren will play a DJ set of approximately 30 minutes accompanied by a visual presentation. Sam will only play tracks released by small independent producers, (many of whom are informants of the study) in order to bring the data ‘sensually alive’ through music and dance. It is also offered as a fun social event, and the music style will be funky, melodic and groovy techno.

Prof Sam Warren will perform ‘Artisan Techno’ DJ set on Friday 31st August at 9pm

Sam Warren

 

 

Richard Olivier @ AoMO2018

“We’ve had 30 years of Arts in Management and the World is getting worse…”

Richard Olivier

 

Richard Olivier will speak about his journey – from being born in Brighton the son of leading actors, to a Theatre Director, to a Leadership Consultant, outlining some of the key inspirations and frustrations along the way. He will share recent explorations into the application of Archetypal Psychology and Archetypal Cosmology for Personal and Professional development. The talk will highlight the need for both leaders and those utilising arts in organisations to learn how to become ‘evolutionary field generators’ – capable of creating space where the future can be imagined, ‘pre-sensed’ and ‘acted in’ at a crucial time in human history.

 

Awarded Thought Leader 2013 by the Best Practice Institute, Richard Olivier is Artistic Director and founder of Olivier Mythodrama and works internationally as a leadership development consultant. He is the founding voice within Mythodrama – a new form of experiential learning which combines great stories with archetypal psychology, creative exercises and breakthrough coaching techniques to explore the complex issues faced by modern leaders.  From 1998-2003 he was the Master of Mythodrama at Shakespeare’s Globe Theatre and is an Associate Fellow of Said Business School, University of Oxford. He is the author of “Inspirational Leadership – Henry V and the Muse of Fire” & co-author of “Peak Performance Presentations – How to Present with Passion and Purpose”. He recently co-founded the C21st Leadership Lab and is writing a new book to be published in 2019 with Laurence Hillman, working title; “Archetypes at Work – evolving our stories…

 

Richard will present his keynote address on the 30th August 2018 at 5.30pm in the Sallis Benney Theatre

A sculptural experience

Once again, as we gather to explore our work as AoMO creatives, we invite you to join in and be creative in an interactive art piece situated at the heart of the conference. This artistic project; a sculptural experience based on the theme “Cultural identity and sense of space”, will be kick started at the formal opening of the conference and run throughout the days we spend together.  We encourage you to please bring a rock which symbolizes your home (however you conceptualize “home”), as these rocks will ground us and support our evolving sculpture.
The intention of the project is to give participants space for individual creative expression as well as a longitudinal experience of how creative processes evolve. This will be facilitated through a space where you can create and reflect; a place where the use of different materials can express and embrace your experiences from the conference.

The project will be located in the heart of the conference, both physically and emotionally.  This will provide you with the opportunity to modify the “self-sculpture” as the conference strengthens responses evolving among you as AoMO participants.

 

An introduction to the ‘Sculptural Experience’ will take place on Thursday as part of the formal opening of the conference. You will have the opportunity to collect your self-sculpture materials and then contribute to the community art building experience throughout the conference programme. Please visit and re-visit us and your sculpture. On Sunday morning, we will hold a debrief providing you with an opportunity to see, feel and share in each other’s experiences and understand a little more about the evolution of the community installation.

 

 

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AoMO2018 Update

With just 25 days to go before AoMO2018 in Brighton here is a quick update:

You can still register here: https://shop.brighton.ac.uk/conferences-and-events/brighton-business-school/research-conferences/art-of-management-organisation-aomo-conference-2018

Updated Conference Programme: Performance Programme 2018

Book of Abstracts: Book of Abstracts AoMO2018

Workshop & Performance Highlights:

A Psychological Experiment in the Form of Performance Art

The Sound of Silence

The Marks in the View

Song Writing

Selling Beauty

Paintings Come to Life

Organizations as Storytellers

Imrpovisation Dance N Leadership

Harmony through Diversity

Pre-Conference Masterclasses: sign up at aomo2018@gmail.com

 

 

AoMO 2018 Conference Update

With just 63 days to go until AoMO2018 begins …

  • You can access the latest version of the conference programme below. Please note there have been substantial changes made to the previous version. If you spot any problems please email jenna.aomo@gmail.com asap

                   AoMO Draft Programme 280618

  • Earlybird registration closes on July 1st. You can register at https://artofmanagement.org/2018/02/22/registration-now-open-for-aomo2018/

 

  • Remember to sign up to any of the pre-conference masterclasses you need to email aomo2018@gmail.com and/or arrive at the School of Art, Grand Parade, Brighton prior to the session start time.

 

  • If you are exhibiting at the conference you will be able to set up on Wednesday 29th (pm) or Thursday 30th (am).

 

  • Like and follow our Facebook page to ensure you are kept up to date with all information over the next few weeks!

AoMO2018 Draft Programme

Brighton

Dear All

You can now see the first draft of the AoMO2018 programme here: Draft Programme 0418.

As you will see, we have lots of exciting, interesting and innovative performances and contributions along with great food, fabulous events and a couple of nice surprises!

Please note this is a first draft and will be subject to change right up until (and as is common with AoMO, during the conference!).

We are asking all accepted contributors and stream convenors to double check their contributions have been included and have been given a ‘reasonably appropriate’ time allocation. Please recognise just how complex scheduling AoMO is. If we have overlooked anything, made typographical errors or even missed you off entirely please let Jenna know (jenna.aomo@gmail.com) asap. Similarly, if you are no longer able to attend let us know too! All changes need to be submitted by June 1st 2018, after which a provisional programme will be released.

Important Information:

  • Pre-conference Masterclasses

 

Pre-conference masterclasses are not included in the registration fee and will be charged for on the day. Please register your attendance for the masterclasses by emailing aomo2018@gmail.com

  • Registration is now open

https://shop.brighton.ac.uk/conferences-and-events/brighton-business-school/research-conferences/art-of-management-organisation-aomo-conference-2018

(Please note: This is a two tier registration process, you first need to register onto the system, and then again for the conference)

If you would like us to invoice you/your institution, rather than payment via card, please fill out the manual registration form Manual registration form for AoMO 2018

The conference fee does not include accommodation, however, we have negotiated a discounted rate on a variety of accommodation options around the city. You can find these at: https://aws.passkey.com/go/AOMB2018.

 

 

 

 

Registration now open for AoMO2018

In order to register please go to:

https://shop.brighton.ac.uk/conferences-and-events/brighton-business-school/research-conferences/art-of-management-organisation-aomo-conference-2018

(Please note: This is a two tier registration process, you first need to register onto the system, and then again for the conference)

If you would like us to invoice you/your institution, rather than payment via card, please fill out the manual registration form Manual registration form for AoMO 2018

The conference fee does not include accommodation, however, we have negotiated a discounted rate on a variety of accommodation options around the city. You can find these at: https://aws.passkey.com/go/AOMB2018. 

GNOSIS 2020 – some interesting updates

Whilst not directly affiliated with AoMO, the work GNOSIS does will likely be of interest to us as a community. For more information please contact Elena directly on E.Antonacopoulou@liverpool.ac.uk

1. GNOSIS 2020 BOOK PROJECT

Steve Taylor and I are delighted with the response from our network on our book project. Thanks to your amazing contributions we are signing a book contract with Palgrave Macmillan Publishers for 2 edited  volumes:

Sensuous Learning for Practical Judgment in Professional Practice:

Volume 1: Arts-based Methods

 

Sensuous Learning for Practical Judgment in Professional Practice:

Volume 2: Arts-based Interventions

The volumes will be delivered in January 2018 and will be in print March 2018 in time for it to be launched at the OLKC Conference in April 2018 – see below details. It is so exciting that this now becomes one key collective publication that celebrates the work we are doing and offers some essential advancements to learning theory and practice as well, hence the link to OLKC.
We cannot stress enough that the success of the volumes will be subject to the quality of the content and we are working with authors closely to ensure that we have the best illustrations of how ABM and ABI are applied as innovative learning modes with evidence of the difference they make. We urge authors to work with us and to ensure that we meet the deadlines we are all working with.
We see these volumes as a fitting tribute to celebrate the life and work  of our friend and colleague Grete Wennes  to which the volumes will be also dedicate to.
2. OLKC Conference – GNOSIS 2020 SYMPOSIUM
The Organisational Learning, Knowledge and Capabilities Conference (OLKC) is an established annual conference held in North America and Europe bringing together scholars and practitioners who are interested in advancing learning theory and practice. We are delighted to be hosting the 2018 OLKC conference in Liverpool 25-27 April 2018. The theme of the Conference is ‘Learning to Make a difference’. Please find all information here:
We want to use the opportunity of the OLKC Conference to launch our edited  book volumes  and also two other writing projects (Journal Special Issue and Handbook) that will follow. We are therefore, hosting as part of the OLKC conference a symposium.
Attached is the call for papers for the symposium and we urge both the authors of the edited  book as well as, other network members to submit their work so that we have the opportunity to continue to cease the momentum and impact of our collective work through the subsequent writing projects that we are using the symposium as a platform for advancing.
3. GNOSIS 2020 NEXT GATHERING – 27-29 April 2018, LIVERPOOL
We will align the OLKC conference with our next gathering to follow straight after the conference 27-29 April 2018. Our focus at this gathering is to elaborate the GNOSIS 2020 Research project on Resilience. See attached project description.
We will also use the opportunity of the gathering to lay the foundations for the Handbook of ABM/ABI. The opportunity to demonstrate our methods will also remain a vital part of our time together. We will also seek on this occasion to invite and learn from leading organisational practices in advancing the use of the Arts in business with where possible a dialogue with UNILEVER and their ‘Catalyst’ Programme.