This piece was commissioned by Creative Edinburgh as part of their 2020 awards event. Since 2013, the organisation has been celebrating the city of Edinburgh’s creative community at their annual Creative Edinburgh Awards. The Creative Edinburgh Awards highlight the projects, people and places that flourish across the city.
Each year Creative Edinburgh works with nine different artists for creating the artwork for each of the awards categories. For the 2020 Awards, Karin was one of the artists to be part of the scheme, and her assigned category was ‘Leadership’.
Her representation hints at the idea of leadership as a process which community and the people contribute to. It is (or it should be) about listening and making space for everyone at the decision-making table and the conversations had around it.