It’s not always easy to find time for coffee-shop reflection on one’s work, within fast-paced New York life. But a group of C4D Network USA members gathered for just that this October, coming together between their various work in the US, Pakistan, Russia, Copenhagen, Tanzania (…we’re already at 4 continents!)
First, we mused on how to define C4D – is my work really ‘C4D’? How strict should we be on defining C4D’s boundaries? Is that productive? Building bridges in the C4D world was another topic of conversation, discussing the challenges of staying connected with one another’s work, and of institutions not duplicating efforts. Of course it was also reassuring to hear tips on how others deal with the demands of busy international careers. Everyone wants to write and reflect more – one member recommended the benefits of writing a journal page before bed. Book and article suggestions were flying between us, as post-it note references stacked up.
So long live the New York C4D network group! A lively and talented group of members, bursting with C4D ideas and reflections. Do join us next time.