When: November 2013 - February 2014

Location: Footscray Community Arts Centre

Project partner and lead: Carl Kuddell and Jennifer Lyons-Reid, Change Media
Team: Ammon Beyerle, Michelle Emma James, Micha Woodhouse

The Typology of Harm is an art installation, workshop and deck of cards created as part of the Spectres of Evaluation Conference - February 6 to 7, 2014, run by the Centre for Cultural Partnerships at Faculty of Victorian College of the Arts and Melbourne Conservatorium of Music, The University of Melbourne. This conference looked at the role of the artist in community cultural development, and the role of evaluation. The lead authors for this work were Carl Kuddell and Jennifer Lyons-Reid from Change Media, who are experienced film-makers and community development facilitators.

As part of a 2 year project, Dr Lachlan McDowell from Centre for Cultural Partnerships invited Ammon to speak at The Turn to the Community in the Arts, a symposium at the Footscray Community Arts Centre in June, 2012. Ammon met Lachlan through Urban Village Melbourne. Ammon was also invited to a intimate follow-up symposium "Spectres of Evaluation" on 21-22 February, 2013, where he connected closely with Carl and Jen.

The Typology of Harm explores and challenges the notion of risk in community cultural development work. Often this type of work is commissioned by government agencies in culturally sensitive situations where risk-aversion and evaluation are priorities, and art-making less so. Today, particularly in areas of social practice and participatory art, artists are increasingly fulfilling professional roles of community development, working directly with community members and many risks. The desk of 52 cards discuss this situation, and can be tools for play, facilitation work, to plan, measure projects, or directly engage people to become more aware of the full suite of Community Cultural Development archetypes when doing artistic and community development work.

As partners, here studio provided support with final graphic design of the cards, and through Ammon's relationship to Jen and Carl, collaborative discussion and feedback on ideas.

Link to the work:
The Typology of Harm

(last update 28/5/15)


When: November 2013 - February 2014

Location: Footscray Community Arts Centre

Project partner and lead: Carl Kuddell and Jennifer Lyons-Reid, Change Media
Team: Ammon Beyerle, Michelle Emma James, Micha Woodhouse

The Typology of Harm is an art installation, workshop and deck of cards created as part of the Spectres of Evaluation Conference - February 6 to 7, 2014, run by the Centre for Cultural Partnerships at Faculty of Victorian College of the Arts and Melbourne Conservatorium of Music, The University of Melbourne. This conference looked at the role of the artist in community cultural development, and the role of evaluation. The lead authors for this work were Carl Kuddell and Jennifer Lyons-Reid from Change Media, who are experienced film-makers and community development facilitators.

As part of a 2 year project, Dr Lachlan McDowell from Centre for Cultural Partnerships invited Ammon to speak at The Turn to the Community in the Arts, a symposium at the Footscray Community Arts Centre in June, 2012. Ammon met Lachlan through Urban Village Melbourne. Ammon was also invited to a intimate follow-up symposium "Spectres of Evaluation" on 21-22 February, 2013, where he connected closely with Carl and Jen.

The Typology of Harm explores and challenges the notion of risk in community cultural development work. Often this type of work is commissioned by government agencies in culturally sensitive situations where risk-aversion and evaluation are priorities, and art-making less so. Today, particularly in areas of social practice and participatory art, artists are increasingly fulfilling professional roles of community development, working directly with community members and many risks. The desk of 52 cards discuss this situation, and can be tools for play, facilitation work, to plan, measure projects, or directly engage people to become more aware of the full suite of Community Cultural Development archetypes when doing artistic and community development work.

As partners, here studio provided support with final graphic design of the cards, and through Ammon's relationship to Jen and Carl, collaborative discussion and feedback on ideas.

Link to the work:
The Typology of Harm

(last update 28/5/15)