The lecture series was never designed to have a permanent home alone, but to be able to travel and manifest itself in the most creative sense. Since the launch in 2013 we have delivered the series all over the North East, hosting Bob and Roberta Smith in conversation with local MP for education Sharon Hodgson; Julian Germain in Ashington as celebration of his two-year project The Ashington District Star, Dr Matthew Feldman at Old Shire Hall in Durham for the launch of Tell Mama, filmmaker Maxy Bianco at Vane Gallery, Mike Tilley at the Jazz Café, and last but not least Digital Media Labs at Space Six.
For over two years now the series has remained unfunded and relies upon a community of artists and academics who contribute both in sharing knowledge, and contributing their own ideas and directions for the series itself.
Most importantly the lecture series has acted as a catalyst to collaborations and further development of ideas; on Wednesday, October 29th, 2014 we hosted Goodwin and Dearnley, ‘Hikikomori’, - this cinematic experience combining the ideas of the self in a state of shift was a collaboration between Goodwin and Dearnley exploring the roles entwined with the cinema: the visual, the performance, the space and the audience, Goodwin and Dearnley at that time were still undergraduates, studying at Newcastle University. The lecture was so powerful that collaboration was developed between the authors and Breeze Creatives culminating in an epic showcase and workshops hosted by Baltic on Monday, April 27th, 2015.