READ – Reflect, Evaluate, Analyse, Document

Continuous reflection by artists and participants is a feature of Nuclear Futures, supported by our academic partners. We aim to integrate reflection, evaluation, analysis and documentation within a framework – the ‘READ’ model. The program’s social and cultural outputs are numerous and diverse, and achievements need to be communicated across a wide range of contributors and partners. The READ model is being trailed as an integrated framework for learning and appraisal, a wide summative lens to understand, review and represent our work. As part of this, we are creating tailored evaluation methodologies for each program element, while seeking to obtain a robust picture of the whole; and we need a way to gauge the program’s impact over time and across generations. At the same time, we will explore the outcomes and ideas from Nuclear Futures through seminars, publications and other forms of analysis, and we will document the whole program through websites, films and videos, media coverage and written reports. Driving the endeavour is the challenging question: “What creative art works and processes can endure across the deep-time of the nuclear future?”

Workshop with creative personnel, February 2014

Workshop with creative personnel, February 2014

Jessie Boylan at work, March 2014/ Photo Ellise Barkley

Jessie Boylan at work, March 2014/
Photo Ellise Barkley

Key Partners: Queensland University of Technology, University of Western Sydney, University of New South Wales, Murdoch University, Hiroshima Peace Institute/Hiroshima City University, In Place of War/Manchester University.

Key Artists: Analysts: James Thompson, James Arvanitakis, Ingrid Matthews, Ros Diprose, Mick Broderick, Bo Jacobs, Ellise Barkley and Paul Brown; all other creative artists and communities as collaborators.