“All we did was say hello”, Kate Briggs

On Friday 31 March we celebrate Kate Briggs’ year-long residency with the School of Fine Art at The Glasgow School of Art. Since March 2022, Kate has been hosted by MLitt Art Writing and worked with the Fine Art community to consider preoccupying and probably inexhaustible questions of conversing, an artfulness requisite to both life and teaching. What is a conversation? What is it “for”?  In a life? In a practice? In a pedagogical setting–—like an art school? 
Coinciding with the launch of The Long Form, published by Fitzcarraldo Editions, Kate will introduce the School of Fine Art project ‘Conversation as Social Involvement’ and forthcoming publication, A Social Process of Unknowing Yourself in Real Time, with The Yellow Paper.


Kate Briggs 
School of Fine Art Friday Event
11am – 12.30pm, Reid Lecture Theatre
Book here.

Dr Kate Briggs is a writer, educator and translator based in Rotterdam, NL. Over the duration of her residency she has completed a novel titled The Long Form (forthcoming with Fitzcarraldo Editions) and been translating Hélène Bessette’s first novel Lili pleure (1953). From 2016 to 2021 Kate was a core tutor on the MFA in Fine Art at the Piet Zwart Institute; she has recently been a guest tutor at the University of Arkansas, Princeton University, the Rietveld Academie and the Netherlands Film Academy. Her long essay This Little Art (Fitzcarraldo Editions, 2017) has been translated into Spanish and German; a French translation is forthcoming in autumn 2022. She runs the intermittent reading and writing group Short Pieces that Move! and in 2021 was the recipient of a Windham-Campbell prize for non-fiction. 
The Practitioner in Residence is a new initiative by GSA’s School of Fine Art to bring exceptional artists, writers and curators into the School, to engage with students and staff and provide models for professional life in the arts. 
The Friday Event is a visiting speaker series presented by the School of Fine Art at The Glasgow School of Art. With a long illustrious past and a bright future, the series hosts artists, writers, curators, academics, students and other cultural figures, welcoming and broadening dialogue and knowledge of local and international fields. Happening on campus and online, the Friday Event is always open to all.

Image courtesy of the author & Fitzcarraldo Editions.