"A constellation. The competition.
I like using the word ‘peers’ more than ‘colleagues’ (we don’t necessarily work together) or ‘friends’ (we don’t have to like one another). Across our commonalities and differences, what are our responsibilities to our peers — to watch, to support, to share with, to forgive, to challenge? The current institutional landscape demands we compete for limited resources. What do I think they’ve got, that I don’t?
Rather than pretend or demand good will, this conversation is a space to attend to our entirely reasonable feelings of jealousy, frustration and bitterness. How do we deal with our negative feelings; and could we understand them to be a productive force not only in our own work, but in the wider scene as a whole?"