The BMW Tate Live Thought Workshop series is a project exploring the possibilities of real change and transformation. Were interested in hearing about what people want to change – this might be something specific and personal or social, political, economic – perhaps global. No subject is off limits.
We know very well that some of the things we set out to change will be impossible, but were interested in the attempt and the discussion and in spending time with the idea of transformation and how we try to make it happen. And who knows what actual change might result?
The project began in July 2013 and runs until March 2014 structured across a series of four Thought Workshops. A group of 30 people meet together four times in workshops that bring expert and provocative voices into the mix. Each workshop will take a different form in response to the group and the changes they propose – they might, for example, involve journeys, visits, lectures or eating together. Well find ways to give space and discussion around each individuals proposed idea for change.
During the series a high-profile keynote presentation for a live public and online audience will take place in February on the topics explored in the Thought Workshops programme.
We hope that the group will inform, challenge and support one another, both in the workshops and in-between. We want to put together a group full of diverse ways of thinking and seeing the world. The participants were selected from an open call to answer the following questions:
- Who are you?
- What do you want to change?
- What can we learn from you?
- What stops you?
BMW Tate Live is a partnership between BMW and Tate, which focuses on performance, interdisciplinary art and curating digital space.