Saturday's discussion at NEST was really a blowout. Feelings are mixed as to the coherence and effectiveness of the actual panel. Although, a few really interesting points of criticism about public art projects were made, and some thoughts about importing and exporting ideas were discussed in the context of G-Rad.
For those of you who were there, we at POWWOW invite your thoughts and comments. For those of you absent, just a few more things to share: pitfalls of collaboration=messiness, pitfalls of group work=exclusiveness, towns vs. clubs, print exchanges and the international community>sense of place, public art as colonialism, and how to work collaboratively outside the comfort zone, re: ethnicity, gender, ideology, etc.
We at POWWOW were thinking the whole time about Miwon Kwon's One Place After Another, and it was brought up towards the end by Paul, and the Nest desk copy was produced by Anthony.
After the panel, we all lingered outside and continued the conversation in really interesting threads, heading the imperative to mix it up, break outside of your own group, cross-breed, etc.
We have lots to learn from each other.