Exploring the Legacy of Community Arts and Culture as Agency for Transformation Today.
Today, it seems useful to explore the collective memories of community art and cultural work undertaken in the 1970s, 80s and 90s that fomented new forms of empathy, resistance, solidarity, and civic engagement.
Legacy papers will be prepared for participants by making a series of contemporary interviews with leading practitioners and thinkers who can speak to that legacy.
A Living Archive reading room will also be created on the day and participants are invited to bring along any materials relating to arts and culture in and with communities from the 70's/80's/ 90's. All materials will be photographed and logged with a view to developing a living archive.
Following up on the challenge from Claiming Our Future’s Broken Politics event it seems timely to look back and to amplify how community art can help civil society forge a more synchronised network of activists and practitioners.
Where: National Institute for Lifecourse & Society, NUI Galway, North Campus, Newcastle Road, Galway.
When: October 17 at 6pm and October 18 from 10.00am to 4.30pm.
Facilitated by: Blue Drum Agency in association with the Community Knowledge Initiative.
This event is free but places are limited and must be booked by October 7 (Friday), 2016. Bookings can be made by firstname.lastname@example.org
Donations to support costs associated with this event are needed including in-kind support e.g. payment of costs for a documenter, creative inputs, materials for the Living Archive, etc.