Tate Modern Workshop

Who Are We? Art, Migration and the Production of Democracy

Gil Mualem Doron The New Union Flag

Join Counterpoints Arts, Loughborough University, The Open University and Stance Podcast for a week of experimental production

Join Counterpoints Arts, Loughborough University, The Open University and Stance Podcast for a week of experimental production in partnership with the University of York Migration Network and many other collaborators.

Drop in to activities spanning the visual arts: film and photography; design and architecture; digital cultures; the spoken and written word and Live Art.

Examine connected questions around housing, dis/placement and place-making; labour and inequality; and citizenship and the production of social democracy.

Engage with the production of solidarities and of neighbourhoods and cities. Look into issues relating to knowledge and the commons, and local ecologies and climate change. Investigate the production of communities, identities and belonging, public spheres, and the transformative power of art and pop culture in tumultuous times.

As well as joining our drop-in activities at Tate Exchange, engage with additional off-site activities happening in locations across the UK and beyond (alongside partners across Europe). Our off-site projects will be transmitted to Tate Exchange and our activities at Tate will be transmitted to our off-site collaborators.

This event is programmed by Counterpoints Arts, Loughborough University, The Open University and Stance Podcast Tate Exchange Associates.

About Counterpoints Arts

Counterpoints Arts support, produce and promote the arts by and about migrants and refugees. Their work is done in collaboration and through co-productions – with artists, arts, cultural and educational organizations and civil society activists working with refugees and migrants. Central to their mission is a belief in the ability of the arts to inspire social change.

About Loughborough University

Loughborough University is an institution driven by the ambition to deliver impactful world-class research across all disciplines. It contributes a distinctive commitment to both the research of arts and culture and to the training of new generations of artists and designers.

About The Open University

The Open University is a pioneer of teaching, learning and research methods contributing specifically through its scholarship on collective digital identities, citizenship and governance.

About Stance Podcast

Stance Podcast, named in Guardian’s ‘Best Podcasts 2017’, explores diverse, global perspectives in arts, culture and current affairs. Launched in January 2017, Stance is a monthly transatlantic conversation between journalists Chrystal Genesis in London and Heta Fell in San Francisco. Stance aims to inform, entertain and inspire action. Guests so far have ranged from award-winning documentary filmmakers, directors and actors, avant-garde artists, musicians, authors, politicians, virtual reality experts, world-renowned activists, philosophers and more. #StancePodcast @StancePodcast

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