Always a borrower, a lender, a ‘re-purposer’– a borrower of ideas, a lender of resources and a ‘re-purposer’ of approaches. Seeing connections, thinking horizontally, making do and mending, remixing.
An Arietty, an outsider, an outlier, travelling to other worlds. Peeping through the floorboards to look at what ‘real’ people do up there and learning from their lives and their experiences. Then creeping out to find and borrow, …. pegs, bobbins, scissors and golden thread. Scurrying back below to regroup, interpret, apply and repurpose. Finally emerging hesitantly, into their world to collaborate, to share knowledge and skills about engagement, daring to fail, risking getting caught and encouraging others to take risks in their worlds.
When she’s not borrowing and re-inventing, Kathy Wright is Assistant Director, Knowledge, Innovation and Delivery (KID), Advance HE and an SFHEA.
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