Panel and Roundtable on Housing, Migration and Urban Transformations: New Arts-led Eco Systems. With COMPAS (Centre on Migration, Policy and Society) University of Oxford with Stance Podcast, Counterpoints Arts and ISIS Arts.
This event is part of the IAA/ ESRC funded project ‘Migration Making People, Making Places’ and it is part of a week series of events looking at questions of belonging, participation, migration and citizenship.
Panel: City Design for Diversity with Stance Podcast. Historically, London has been hailed as an exemplary city in designing for diversity and integration, in part due its patterns of social housing. However, following the Grenfell tragedy, we must ask: is London really designed for everyone?
Decisions about the design, planning and management of the cities we live in has a significant impact on our feeling of belonging and security, social mobility and real or imagined barriers between communities.
Stance Podcast investigates whether or not inclusive design can help reduce xenophobia and inequality, as well as foster a shared sense of community in London today. Panelists include: Farshid Moussavi – Architect; Lynne Miles – Urban Economist at ARUP; Adam Kaasa – Research Fellow in Architecture at the RCA; Louise Armstrong – Peckham Coal Line.
Roundtable: Artist Isabel Lima on her most recent place-based work. Lima’s Gresham’s Wooden Horse, is set in the Gresham area of Middlesborough in a diverse community that has experienced a stalled re-generation of housing scheme. Through a series of workshops led by Lima and her collaborators (including the artists TILT), and a group of local people, Gresham residents crafted a giant wooden horse. This site-specific and co-producing methodology offers a vehicle for residents of Gresham, both old and new, to establish a sense of ownership of their neighbourhood – enabling the collective process of re-imagining the area’s identity via informal cultural exchange and skills sharing
Hostile Environment Collective: We are a group of artists, activists and academics running three creative workshops on the ‘hostile environment’ as part of Who Are We? We are members from the Art / Law Network, Liberty, Hunger For Freedom Strikers , SOAS Detainee Support , Protest Stencil and members of grass roots groups working against the hostile environment. If you have walked through the guide to the hostile environment, we invite you to join us in a stencil and poster-making workshop. Members of the Hostile Environment Collective are here to answer questions and guide you in your making.
You can leave a poster to become part of Who Are We? and take one away with you to continue the work outside Tate Exchange.
Workshops coordinated by Lizzy Willmington.
There are two 10 minute talks in Tate Galleries today, one by the photographer Arteh Odidja who will be reflecting on a piece by Marwan Rechmaoui’s Monument for the Living. Artist Ana Cvorovic will be giving her personal take on From Westward the Course of Empire 1994-2008 series Tonopah and Tidewater, by artist Mark Ruwedel.
Afghan Camera Box (Kamra-e-faoree) with Farhad Berahman and b-side Arts, Dorset. A photographic installation commissioned for b-side festival, drawing audiences and participants into gentle conversation around identity, memory, home; alongside thoughts and concerns about displacement, migration and people and place.
Art House Wakefield installation of an evolving ecosystem, with a participatory mural by printmaker, Mohammad Barrangi Fashtani; and the collaborative tailoring of studio holders Hamid Reza Yavari Shoer and Helen O’Sullivan; together with studio holders, Wakefield City of Sanctuary; and recent commission, ‘Living Room’, by the artist, Juan delGado.
Are We Data? is an immersive installation produced by AWED, a research team led by Liz McFall and Darren Umney at the Open University, and David Moats (Linkoping University) working collectively with Sapphire Goss and London based software programmer, AV systems designer and musician, Thomas Blackburn. ‘Are We Data?’ questions the relationship between place and place-less ‘big data’ to explore whether digital data can really reveal ‘who we are’.
A Stitch in Time… durational installation combining collective stitching, conversations and film. With artists, Sonia Tuttiett, and makers from East London Textile Arts, filmmaker, Marcia Chandra plus language teachers; and OU researchers Inma Álvarez and Carlos Montoro leading on the AHRC-funded Language Acts and Worldmaking.
Gresham’s Wooden Horse Part 2 a participatory workshop with artist, Isabel Lima, and Isis (Newcastle) focusing on the second stage of a place-based, participatory arts and housing project with residents from the Gresham neighbourhood in Middlesborough (originally commissioned by mima and supported by Counterpoints Arts).
The Consul: A collaborative response by musicians, singers, performers and creative facilitators to the powerful themes of displacement and dispossession at the centre of Gian-Carlo Menotti’s intense 1950 opera, The Consul. As well as sampling and performing music from The Consul, we have created a space, through dialogue and reciprocal teaching and learning, to share lullabies and music from across the globe, including those from members of the public attending Who Are We?
The team includes opera singers: Becca Marriott and Marie-Claire op ten Noort, Iranian composer Shorheh Sakoory, choir-leader Naveen Arles, Musical Director, Andrew Charity and Director, Stephen Tiller from Opera Machine & Kent Opera – working alongside a chorus of migrants, asylum seekers and refugees from Sanctuary Voices.
With more displaced people in the world than ever before, this 1950 opera has never been more relevant as a case for human rights.Limelight Magazine, Oct 2017.
Floor Plans (journeys from there to here) is a collaborative participatory installation focusing on floor plans of homes relating to personal migratory histories, the architecture of memory and the body as a site of memory by artist Natasha Davis, poet & researcher Siobhan Campbell, and researcher Sara de Jong (Open University).
A Guide to the Hostile Environment floor trail mapping the everyday reality of ‘hostile environment’ policies – narrated through the recent Liberty (Civil Liberties and Human Rights) publication.