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ICG Summer Party (with an arty twist) 2024

11 Jul @ 6:00 pm

Generously sponsored by Rigour Research and Qualzy, with first drinks from Field Notes. 

Proudly bringing you this year’s Summer Party – with an arty twist!

What is this ‘arty twist?’

As something a little different, we’d like to invite people to embrace their artistic side.

So much of our work can feel functional – from the practicalities of arranging fieldwork, to template-style objectives, to a general client expectation/industry culture that makes originality and flair in how we communicate findings feel “risky”.

And yet there’s clearly great creativity – and beauty – in how we think and the subjects of the work we do.

We’re proposing that at the party we have an area where people can display something relating to their work as a piece of art. This is likely to be space on tables rather than on easels, but if you’re up for something ambitious then so are we!

The idea is that the exhibition is something people can wander round and peruse at their leisure – not something that has to be “manned” all evening whilst everybody else is having fun.

The art/object(s) could be ANYTHING (so long as it isn’t breaching any privacy/GDPR rules):

  • Maybe a notepad containing (non-sensitive) notes or sketches?
  • A picture of a sunset taken through the window of a viewing facility?
  • Or a redacted first invoice you ever sent?
  • Perhaps you want to pop a few watercolours on a canvas to visualise your feelings when clients ghost you?
  • Your chipped mug stained with a thousand coffees?
  • A framed picture of the product in store that YOU were responsible for bringing to market?
  • A data visualisation you’re obsessed with?
  • A sketch depicting the most random thing a respondent has said?
  • And so on and so forth…

If doing this sounds sooooo YOU, then we’d like to ask a few things:

1) That you let us know – so we can keep track of numbers, not because we want to vet anything!
2) That each thing you submit has a “title” and 200-word-max description which you can print and bring along to explain your object.

We hope this is an opportunity for people to share with each other and find the joy in what we do.

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11 Jul
6:00 pm
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