Clore Leadership Programme
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It's Only Words (And Words Are All I Have)

Clore Fellow Rachel Grunwald's provocation explored the words we use (and overuse) in the cultural sector. Is it time to rethink the language we use?

Rachel Grunwald
Rachel Grunwald

Over the past year I’ve become aware of how language can advance or hold back our thinking about the philosophy and politics of the cultural sector. So I challenged myself to find new ways of thinking through new ways of saying, and what follows is an account of three thought experiments.

The first is an exercise in substituting a single word for another, the second traces how figures of speech have helped me break new ground, and the third invites readers to help re-imagine some terms that have run their course.

To read or download the full provocation paper click below.


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