Thu, 29 Jun|
The Stereotype is the Story: A Long Table followed by aftercare
How do we hold our own when our truth might feed a ravenous stereotype? Join for a Long Table facilitated by Bushra El-Turk and Hannah.
Time & Location
29 Jun 2023, 12:30 – 15:00
London, Bow St, London WC2E 9DD, UK
About the event
How do we hold our own when our truth might feed a ravenous stereotype?
Art holds up a mirror to some of society’s darkest corners. Whether cloaked in metaphor or told in literal retellings, artists are among our most astute commentators on justice, fairness and all that lies in between. But in a world drowned out by redundant and reductionist stereotypes, not least about Global Majority cultures, how can artists speak their truth without reverberating and possibly inflaming widespread half truths and lies?
The session will be held as a Long Table, a methodology designed by artist and academic Lois Weaver to facilitate dialogue through the gathering of people with common interests.
The Long Table is a format for discussion that uses the setting of a domestic dinner table as a means to generate public conversation. Conceived by Lois Weaver in 2003 in response to the divided nature of panel conversations, the Long Table allows voices to be heard equally, disrupting hierarchical notions of ‘expertise’.
The Long Table will be facilitated by Bushra El-Turk and Hannah Khalil
The conversation will be followed by an aftercare session facilitated by Dr Sara Alsaraf.
Please note - To approximate as safe a space as possible with regards to this sensitive topic, the session is only open to creatives and cultural producers from the Global Majority world. Please only register if you identify as such.
Generously supported by Arts Council England and London Community Foundation (Cockayne - Grants for the Arts)