Socially engaged art in a time of `social` distancing, Creativity Works

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  • Stacey Pottinger


What role do socially engaged artists play in this current crisis and what does this mean for the profession?

During this online presentations and interactive workshops Sophie Hope will present some of her practice-based research into cultural democracy and the commissioning of socially engaged art. During the workshop participants will discuss with Sophie and each other what role socially engaged artists play in this current crisis and what this mean for the profession. How does a practice that facilitates intersubjectivity between people cope when mediated through screens? How can we use this time to (re)consider economies of care and social reproductive work and our role within them?

Sophie is an artist, curator, researcher and lecturer at Birkbeck, University of London. Her work explores the multiple sites, methods and legitimacies of practice-based research. She produces works with pluralised perspectives using diverse methods such as performative interviews, audio installations, flow diagrams and communal dinners.

These sessions will take place on Friday 22 May, 10am-11.30am and Friday 5 June, 10am-11.30am. To book your place click on this link.