Advertisement In Brief Decades of research by organizational scientists, psychologists, sociologists, economists and demographers show that socially diverse groups that is, those with a diversity of race, ethnicity, gender and sexual orientation are more innovative than homogeneous groups. It seems obvious that a group of people with diverse individual expertise would be better than a homogeneous group at solving complex, nonroutine problems. It is less obvious that social diversity should work in the same way—yet the science shows that it does. This is not only because people with different backgrounds bring new information.
This came as a complete surprise to me when I was a young upstart, striving for social justice in a squat in Hackney. While looking for a radical approach to my art, I found a revolutionary artist working in the most traditional of art forms.
I first came across the work of Vermeer in the library at the London College of Printing, where I was doing my photography degree back in This is a 3D photographic model of a squatted street in Hackney, that had been home to me and around others, for as long as 10 years.
At the time we were trying to save our street from demolition, and ourselves from becoming homeless. In the making of this work I began taking photographs on a large format camera, which produced 5-inch by 4-inch transparencies. These transparencies changed my whole notion of photography. When I placed them on the light box they became small windows of colour and I was completely transfixed.
It was as if I were a peasant from the dark and distant past, transported from the fields of rural England into a cathedral, to be mesmerised by the sunlight pouring through the stained glass windows.
Colour and light became key to the way I looked at my neighbourhood, seducing me and drawing me into contemplation of my life, my way of living and the culture that surrounded me. Once these transparencies were installed in the model, which was lit from within, my street became a kind of cathedral, and our neighbourhood its diocese.
I went to work on farms and building sites, for the Forestry Commission and eventually as a tree surgeon in Regents Park. But at this point, aged 29, I was at college — and an incredibly keen student.
I went straight to the library to investigate the golden age of Dutch painting. After looking at many books I came across Vermeer and it all clicked into place. I was transfixed again, by his use of light and colour, and taken again into that magical state of meditation.
The more I read about this artist, the more intrigued and inspired I became by his life and his art. I wrote my appraisal of my degree show, quoting the golden age of Dutch painting as an influence on my own approach. The paper was consigned to a cupboard in a squatted house in east London.
My life took another turn and I set out on a double-decker bus to Europe, putting on free parties and festivals and revelling in the chaos of techno music and open roads.
I had an intense couple of years living on my wits, as part of a travelling convoy, pedalling alternative culture and preaching the doctrines of free parties, no rules or regulations.
But the impulse to create kept calling, beckoning me back to London and the Royal College of Art.
I set off back to London in an overladen estate car and limped into Hackney, returning to my long term squatting neighbourhood and resuming my residency in Ellingfort Road.
But soon after my education at the Royal College began, my neighbours and I once again became the recipients of legal notices issued by the High Court of Justice, addressing Persons Unknown from The Mayor and the London Borough of Hackney in order to recover land and premises.
I took this as a challenge to our culture and lifestyle and set out to produce work that might help in our fight with the local authorities. This time the research came before the artistic endeavour, taking me in many directions, looking at different artists and their approaches to social injustice.
One of my influences was my tutor at the time, Peter Kennard, who has produced a huge body of work rallying against social injustice and warmongering.
His imagery had a huge impact on me. Art with a social impact, which talked about England, had been a big part of my life from the age of 13 when I first heard this:Chapter 5, describe how groups can influence people in positive and negative ways.
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