Shazza Ali, research student at the Centre for the Study of Group Processes, ponders on what belonging means to her… So this is my first ever blog post, and it’s about belonging. Now what is belonging? It’s a hard one to explain, or even describe. Before I started writing, I had a look at the style […]

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Tuesday 8 October, 2013 It’s a peculiar practice being a freelance artist. On every project I approach people I’ve never met before and ask them to go on a creative journey with me. Mystery and trust play their part. It’s always a leap of faith for everyone involved. But somehow it works. The ending of […]

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Monday 2nd September, 2013   8 GPS routes between Brixton Ice Rink and the homes of 8 ice skaters. On 22nd July each participant skated each others route, which was mapped out on the ice at Brixton Ice Rink to create ‘Figure of 8’, a light trail installation. A big thank you to the skaters, […]

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19th June, 2013 One of the participants at the ice rink has just completed her physics degree. I was having a conversation with her about the belonging project, discussing how people move and interact on the ice. She mentioned the theory of Brownian motion, which explores how particles or atoms move in space. A couple […]

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9 April, 2013 What does ‘belonging’ look like during an ice hockey training session? Each player is represented by a puck. 28 February, 2013 London is often described as a cold, unfriendly place. I want to question this perception in an ever-changing public ice rink in Brixton. I will look at how a sense of […]

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