I’m Kitt. I’m an artist with a social art / community / participatory arts practice, which I call “Mess Making as Social Glue”. Through my projects I use collaborative art making as a way of growing understandings, support and shared enthusiasms within groups. Often running craft workshops where participants make objects together, whilst discussing all sorts of stuff, but more often than not, complex challenges in our work / lives/ communities.
Over the course of several years, I’d begun to find an unexpected consequence of working in this way: frequently groups were making changes in organizational policy and procedure based on the conversations they had during these projects.
This prompted me to consider more deeply the potential for collaborative creativity and socially engaged art practices in developing organisational structures and systems, particularly those around accessibility, equality and environmental care.