Walls and fences are not the only means used to separate people and turn neighbours into strangers. Everday life practices and routines often place people into opposing categories such as us/them, inside/outside, included/excluded, old/young, rich/poor.
Join us in exploring how art can be used to reveal, explore and question the processes that make us define others in terms of how they differ from ourselves. Workshops, interactive displays and live art interventions will interrogate the many complex ways in which we relate to otherness. Can we make connections and find what we have in common?
This event is programmed by Tate Exchange Associates Valleys Kids, Canterbury Christ Church University, People United and the School of Politics and International Relations, University of Kent.
About Canterbury Christ Church University (CCCU)
Canterbury Christ Church University (CCCU) is strongly committed to transforming individuals, enriching communities and building a sustainable future. CCCU’s research on political activism seeks to bring together researchers and activists, ideas and action, in order to inform progressive forms of political mobilisation. Our student focused curriculum provides the opportunity not only for academic engagement but also for applying knowledge to real world challenges. To this extent, our philosophy is one of not only understanding the world, but also changing it.
About People United
People United is a creative laboratory and pioneering arts charity. It is their mission to create a more kind and caring society through the arts. They develop projects, undertake research, support artists in creating new work and help others to make positive change in their own settings. Working in schools, communities, festivals, hospitals, parks, streets, care homes and major cultural venues, People United is a catalyst for kindness.
About Valley Kids
Valleys Kids is a community development organisation based in the South Wales valleys. Working with some of the most marginalised communities in Europe, Valleys Kids is about changing lives for the better. The organisation has a rich 40-year-old history of developing innovative projects in youth and family work drawing especially on play and art.
About the School of Politics and International Relations, University of Kent
The School of Politics and International Relations at the University of Kent offers innovative courses on politics, art and resistance, in which students not only learn about theories and practices of political resistance but also have opportunities to enact practices of resistance – i.e. to resist – as part of the course. The School’s teaching in this area was awarded the 2015 Innovation in Teaching Award by the UK’s Political Studies Association (PSA).