Andy Field is an artist, curator and writer. His work has been presented by organisations across our globe from The Natural History Museum and Wellcome Collection in London to the Abrons Arts Centre in New York, New Visions Festival, Hong Kong, Fusebox Festival, Austin and many more. Along side his artistic practice Andy has written for The Guardian, Contemporary Theatre Review and The Stage.
We are thrilled that Andy Field will be talking to us about his new book ENCOUNTERISM, THE NEGLECTED JOYS OF BEING IN PERSON.
Author, Pico Iyer said "Andy Field is the freshest, most down-to-earth, most constantly surprising (and endearing) explorer of urban life I’ve read in a while … And whether he’s guiding us into mass snowball fights on the streets of London or the meaning of holding hands, this unmet stranger cheerfully reminds us all of the value of touch and the virtue of trying to see the world anew.’
Encounterism is a joyous immersion into the everyday pleasure and shared humanity we stand to lose in an increasingly digital world. Andy Field explores both different kinds of and different venues for human encounters, from the hairdressers to the cinema, from nightclubs to eateries, shops staffed by people and free-form urban parks; these are the everyday yet invaluable spaces that allow for human encounters that enrich our lives.
Do you remember that childish feeling of excitement on Christmas Eve or the pure joy of seeing the ocean and running barefoot on a sandy beach for the first time.... Andy Field and Encounterism will show you the path to finding that joy in your everyday.
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