This workshop will explore the camouflaged dynamics of collaboration including power, gender, race, privilege, money, social and cultural capital amongst others and how these are acknowledged, or not within our practice as socially engaged artists.
Using verbal and non-verbal activities the workshop will bring together personal and professional experiences of people in the room to shape a session that will map the field of collaboration. Questions that might be asked include: How do we step in and make work like it really matters? Can our work affect our and other people’s situations? How honest am I?
How can we be an ally when there is a danger of perpetuating existing systemic inequalities? Am I scared of shitting in my own backyard? And something about the grit in the oysters!