I was thinking about the idea of vulnerability. A word we talked about in the morning discussion group in terms of the vulnerability of the researcher. Thinking about vulnerability I started to think about its connection to fear. Does vulnerable have to be connected to fear? Is fear always detrimental? The word (vulnerable) can be to do with fear, defencelessness and weakness. But there is also something about the vulnerability we cultivate as artists which is about being open, exposed and sensing. I wonder how at are ‘open’ as researchers. One of BAPP students has been inquiring into vulnerability in her practice http://victoriamayvickers.blogspot.co.uk.