Playbook / 

Flotilla’s online Playbook is a “how-to” guide for creating a large-scale decentralized gathering. This publication captures the candid moments and unexpected interventions which occurred at Flotilla, while identifying existing gaps and opportunities in the Atlantic artist-run sector. The Playbook showcases success stories and examines the shifting cultural tides in the Atlantic in the wake of Flotilla.

This publication not only documents Flotilla’s decentralized model, it embodies it. The Playbook features hidden appendixes, broken hyperlinks, and easter eggs, giving readers the freedom to wander just like the visitors who experienced Flotilla in Charlottetown from September 21 to 24, 2017. Its rhizomatic publication structure is not unlike the organizational structures showcased at Flotilla, such as the Floating Warren, which extended out laterally, but remained tethered to the shoreline.

Feel free to wander through hyperlinks, and follow the Flotilla narrative while you roam.

Atlantis’ Polymorphic Design  By Michael McCormack

Atlantis’ Polymorphic Design
By Michael McCormack

small town Resilience: Overcoming Austerity in PEI’s Artist-Run Culture  By Becka Viau & Amanda Shore

small town Resilience: Overcoming Austerity in PEI’s Artist-Run Culture
By Becka Viau & Amanda Shore

Mary MacDonald: Re-imagining Place and Opening Community Dialogue  By Michael McCormack

Mary MacDonald: Re-imagining Place and Opening Community Dialogue
By Michael McCormack

Colonial Resistance & Indigenous Presence at Flotilla  By Michael McCormack

Colonial Resistance & Indigenous Presence at Flotilla
By Michael McCormack

Socializing the Conference: Encouraging Uncanny and Unexpected Interactions  By Michael McCormack

Socializing the Conference: Encouraging Uncanny and Unexpected Interactions
By Michael McCormack

Navigating Flotilla: Multi-lingualism and Safe(r) Spaces  By Amanda Shore

Navigating Flotilla: Multi-lingualism and Safe(r) Spaces
By Amanda Shore

Safe(r) Spaces in a Small Town  By Russell Louder

Safe(r) Spaces in a Small Town
By Russell Louder

In the Wake of Flotilla: Success Stories and Remaining Gaps   Amanda Shore in conversation with Becka Viau

In the Wake of Flotilla: Success Stories and Remaining Gaps
Amanda Shore in conversation with Becka Viau

Collaboration is a Double Edged Sword: Flotilla’s Sprawling Structure  By Michael McCormack

Collaboration is a Double Edged Sword: Flotilla’s Sprawling Structure
By Michael McCormack

Appendix

Appendix

Project Management & Art Direction
Amanda Shore

Contributing Editor
Michael McCormack

Contributing Writers
Russell Louder
Michael McCormack
Amanda Shore
Becka Viau

Translation
Colette Tougas
Maude Cournoyer
Marine Van Hoof

Graphic Design
Ryan Josey

 

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