Episode 82

Making space and time for slow looking

Published on: 19th January, 2023

I’m talking today about making space and time for slow looking.

So if you've been listening to the podcast for a while, you'll know that I've been practising the art of slow looking for a long time now the last 11/12 years. And it's very much a personal practice and also something that I use with groups of all ages with a variety of objects, artworks, situations and places.

But why is it so important to incorporate slow looking into your guided tours, educational programmes and art experiences?

In today's episode you'll hear:

  • who inspired my love of slow looking when I first got started in 2011
  • myth-busting: about what slow looking is and how it works. 
  • how slow looking is the key to engagement
  • 3 main reasons why it's important to make space and time for slow looking
  • how you can incorporate it into your guided tours, your educational programmes your online session, even if you think you don't have the time or the space
  • the key benefits to including slow looking onto your programmes - whatever format they take

If you're not making space and time for slow looking, then you're really missing a trick - listen to today's episode about making the space and time for slow looking and embed it as a fundamental part of all your programmes.


Episode 2 - What is slow looking (and how can I get started?)

Episode 7 - How to Develop a Daily Slow Looking Practice

Free resource - Thinking Routines for Observation

Free guide - how to look at art (slowly)

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