Monday, April 22, 2024

Clare Cumberlidge

Clare Cumberlidge is founding director of Thirteen Ways, an agency which combines curatorial and communications expertise to deliver high profile campaigns and cultural programmes. Clare has a background as a curator, writer, commissioner and cultural strategist and has delivered pioneering exhibitions, commissions, engagement programmes, cultural strategies and campaigns for Tate, V&A, National Science Museum, Arts Council England, Southbank Centre, Argent Kings Cross, Gongju City, BBC and Design for London. She is published on creativity, design, audience development and digital culture – Build Your Own; Tools for Sharing (Crafts Council), Design & Landscape for People (Thames & Hudson), Did Someone Say Participate (MIT press), The Good Life (Van Alen Institute), Slides as a Form of Public Transportation (Carsten Holler and Tate Gallery), Society by Bridget Smith (Steidl).  At the British Council’s invitation she curated their contribution to Lisbon Design Biennial and created ‘Happiness for Daily Life’, a functioning café in South Korea. Clare is interested in developing new models through which art and artists impact on everyday life.

The book she is currently reading is A Field Guide to Getting Lost by Rebecca Solnit.

Linda Brothwell, Act of Care, Sheffield Edition, repair of Portland Works chimney with stainless steel shims. Curated by Clare Cumberlidge.
Think of a Poem – a viral campaign for National Poetry Day by Thirteen Ways working with artists and creatives including Anthony Burrill, Laure Prouvost, Bridget Smith, Sean Bean, Samantha Morton, Stephen Hawkins, Kathleen Herbert.
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  1. […] Clare Cumberlidge heads up 13 Ways, an organization combining curatorial and communications expertise to produce high profile campaigns and cultural events. Recently 13 Ways is helped the Museum of London as they relocated and rebranded. For this project they issued an open call for projects that can benefit the city of London. This sort of campaign speaks very much to how 13 Ways operates. Cumberlidge explains, “a lot of our skill and capacity is around bringing partners together to share delivery and cost.” Another project brings 13 Ways to Hull, the UK City of Culture for 2017 to work with Linda Brothwell who “practices jewelry as a form of public repair.” Her series Act of Care makes public repairs around the UK using “local technique which would speak of the craft and industrial heritage of that region.” In Hull, 13 Ways brings Brothwell together with local libraries to make public repairs documenting the history of hull as well as human interaction with tools. […]


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