Connor Sansby

Connor spent his time at Open School East exploring neurodiversity within the art world, in both audiences and artists. This saw him establish a “making practice” alongside his previous poetry work, a difficult task given his Dyspraxia. During the year, he led an open forum to discuss how the institution of OSE could better work with neurodiverse people, leading to the creation of an internal neurodiversity policy being developed for public programming events. 

Over this time, he began exploring PVC tape as a medium, both for the Microworld OSE open day (where it was used to create a wonky, maddening guideline for visitors) and as part of his final project, transforming a room into a neudivergent space. This room used a woodpecker motif, intended to represent the artist, and saw him embrace chaos and imperfection as a part of the artistic process.