Matters of Interest x Big Shop Friday

Casual Chat: Practice Sharing
Wednesday 10 March 2021

MoI has been running almost a year (!) and whilst it has been a deliberate move to spend time sharing the ~matters~ which lie in the between spaces of contributors individual practices, for this MoI we are opening up space to share practice, to look, listen and discuss recent individual work and projects as our contributors grow.

Completed / planned / in-progress / cancelled work welcome.

Previous Reader
When does the word of mouth end and the rewarding of curiousity start? ︎

To participate in Matters of Interest group-chat, email by 5pm on the day of the session, whereby you’ll be invited to the closed group-chat. Be Skype-ready.

  1. To Do and Other Lists | 23 April | 6.30 – 8pm Reader here ︎
  2. The Rural, Gardens, Allotments and other Sanctuaries/Empires | 7 May | 6.30 – 8pm Reader here ︎
  3. Models of (artist-led) education | 21 May | 6.30 – 8pm Reader here ︎
  4. Libraries: Palaces for the People(?) | 18 June | 6.30 – 8pm Reader here ︎
  5. What I'm (meant to be) Reading | 2 July | 6.30 – 8pm Reader here ︎
  6. Solitude | 16 July | 6.30 – 8pm Reader here ︎
  7. Rituals | 30 July | 6.30 – 8pm Reader here ︎
  8. Conversation as Material | 13 August | 6.30 – 8pm Reader here ︎
  9. Publishing: Doing it Together | 27 August | 6.30 – 8pm Reader here ︎
  10. Food as practice, Food as function | 17 September | 7–8.30pm Reader here ︎
  11. What I'm (still meant to be) Reading | 15 October | 7–8.30pm Reader here ︎
  12. Casual hang out/get-to-know | 14 January | 7pm  Reader here ︎
  13. Archives: Here, Now, Then, Tomorrow | 27 January | 7-8.30pm  Reader here ︎
  14. What I’m (meant to be) Reading | 10 February | 7-8.30pm 
  15. When does the word of mouth end and the rewarding of curiosity start? | 24 February | 7-8.30pm  Reader here ︎
  16. Casual Chat: Practice Sharing | 10 March | 7-8.30pm Reader here ︎

*MoI invites suggestions for subjects of interest to be researched. Email suggestions to

Matters of Interest (MoI) is a twice monthly peer-led series of Skype based research-roundtables designed to bring together artists and designers during ~and beyond~ the current COVID-19 crisis. Each Matters of Interest takes place as a group chat, during which a subject of interest is researched and discussed by participants in one 90-minute conversational thread of online articles, links, texts, books, pdfs, images, loose and formed thoughts.

The research shared and discussed is then collated into a Reader available as a pdf download.

Matters of Interest group-chats are an opportunity to form new relationships with others who hold similar research interests, with regular contributors joining from across the UK and Europe. As a peer-led series, themes are selected from contributors' suggestions.

We are excited to meet as many folks during the lockdowns as possible, and invite you to join by expressing an interest at and @matters.of.interest

Matters of Interest is supported by Big Shop Friday, with whom we are exploring a physical manifestation of MoI once safe to do so.