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Research Questions Sent To The Group

I intended these to be used as part of an online discussion between members of the group

I am studying the new MA in Creative Enterprise at Leeds Met and have chosen to write my case study about Black Dogs. I am keen to include multiple voices of various different people involved with the collective and would like to create a dialogue based on the following questions. Please ensure you click ‘reply to all’ if you wish to contribute, so all users can see your response and continue the discussion accordingly. My deadline is very short, so I am hoping to complete the research stage by Sunday 13th December.

  1. What is Black Dogs?
  2. What is the ethos of Black Dogs?
  3. What are the different aspects of Black Dogs’s practice? How are these selected and how do they interact?
  4. How does decision making take place within the group?
  5. How and why does Black Dogs interact with the public?
  6. The Black Dogs website says that you try to avoid the “alienating and boring mechanisms of capital”. How far do you agree that this is a key part of your work? How do you do this? Does this enhance or restrict creativity in the collective? How does this interact with taking paid commissions?
  7. Do you think that Black Dogs would benefit from having a set of guidelines to ensure fair collaboration and avoid hierarchy? If so, why and what might be the key points? If not, why not?
  8. Are there any other key issues in Black Dogs that have been overlooked in the above questions? If so, what are they and why are they important to the group?

If you have any photos of the work of Black Dogs that you are happy for me to use, please email them to the address below. Don’t worry about the ‘professionalism’ of any images; all submissions will be gratefully received!

I am also keen to involve members of the public who have engaged with the work of Black Dogs in my research. If you know anyone would be happy to speak to me about their experience in this capacity, please pass my contact details to them, or send me theirs and I will get in touch.

I am hoping to publish my case study online as a wiki, which will mean that anybody who wishes to will be able to add to the ‘finished’ piece. This will mean that it becomes an ongoing, changing dialogue over time. I will send out further information by email and would really appreciate the additions through this mode of anyone who would like to contribute further. If you’d like to have a further discussion with me at this stage, please contact me at cassie_hot_mama@yahoo.co.uk or 07505 826668. Thank you very much for your time.

Individual questionnaires

These were sent to the group as an attachment to the above email and intended to be completed individually and emailed back to me

I am studying the new MA in Creative Enterprise at Leeds Met and have chosen to write my case study about Black Dogs. I am keen to include multiple voices of various different people involved with the collective and would like to gather individual responses to the following questions. Please email your response to me at the email address below. My deadline is very short, so I am hoping to complete the research stage by Sunday 13th December.

What does Black Dogs do? How far can members influence this? How and why did you first get involved with Black Dogs? What do you now feel that you get out of being part of Black Dogs? Is this any different to your initial expectations/motivations? How important is each of the following to you personally about Black Dogs (delete as appropriate):

Anti-capitalist ethos (spare time activity, not paid):

Absolutely crucial!/A bit important/Not bothered either way/Not that keen actually/Hate it!/I don’t think this happens

Non-hierarchical structure (the ability of all members to contribute to and influence the group equally)

Absolutely crucial!/A bit important/Not bothered either way/Not that keen actually/Hate it! /I don’t think this happens

Carrying out visible and significant public projects

Absolutely crucial!/A bit important/Not bothered either way/Not that keen actually/Hate it! /I don’t think this happens

Your learning and development

Absolutely crucial!/A bit important/Not bothered either way/Not that keen actually/Hate it! /I don’t think this happens

The creative expression offered by participating in the group

Absolutely crucial!/A bit important/Not bothered either way/Not that keen actually/Hate it! /I don’t think this happens

Working with others you admire

Absolutely crucial!/A bit important/Not bothered either way/Not that keen actually/Hate it! /I don’t think this happens

If you wish to give reasons for your choices above, please do so here:

I am hoping to publish my case study online as a wiki, which will mean that anybody who wishes to will be able to add to the ‘finished’ piece. This will mean that it becomes an ongoing, changing dialogue over time. I will send out further information by email and would really appreciate the additions through this mode of anyone who would like to contribute further. If you’d like to have a further discussion with me at this stage, please contact me at cassie_hot_mama@yahoo.co.uk or 07505 826668. Thank you very much for your time.

 
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