From Critical Practice Chelsea
Our Objectives are the means of achieving our Aims - by definition, aspirational.
A simple acronym used to set objectives: 'SMART'
Specific – Objectives should specify what they want to achieve.
Measurable – You should be able to measure whether you are meeting the objectives or not.Time – How much time is needed to achieve the set objectives?
Achievable - Are the objectives you set, achievable and attainable?
Realistic – Can you realistically achieve the objectives with the resources you have?
These, as well as our Aims are constantly under revision; please feel free to amend them.
Our objectives are:
Objective 1To practise creatively wherever possible - throughout the life-time of the cluster of interests that constitute Critical Practice - by engaging with public institutions and private enterprises, through using open-content licensing, and Free Libre and Open Source (FLOSS) methodologies. To promote these methodologies, fostering reflection and embodiment of their values where the logic, power and values of the ideology of a competitive market are dominant. (Related to Aim 1)
Objective 2To continually and critically peer-review our work, constitution and practice. This includes our research methods, our projects, exhibitions, publications, funding, organizational practice and administration. (Related to Aim 2)
Objective 3To evolve and continually refine procedures - eg our aims and, indeed, objectives, our organizational habits - using [] Open-Organization guidelines where appropriate - for realizing our open and transparent working practices. To pursue a range of creative projects involving collaborative social networks; both for their intrinsic value and for the purposes of interrogating the organization and practice of those collaborative networks. (Related to Aim 3)
Objective 4Always to avoid forms of production that are profligate with energy and non-renewable resources. (Related to Aim 4)
Objective 5To develop procedures for returning publically funded research to the public domain e.g. sharing our knowledge and resources with others via the integration of research into teaching, through using open-content licensing, and by donating resources to Chelsea’s library. (Related to Aim 5)
Refresh yourself as to what Aims these objectives are enabling us to meet.