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A-N Assembly: Stoke 2019.

FRANCIS, Anna and DAVIES, Rebecca (2019) A-N Assembly: Stoke 2019. In: A-N Assembly: Stoke-on-Trent, November 23rd 2019., AirSpace Gallery, Stoke-on-Trent.

Other (A-N Assembly Stoke was a professional artist development and support event, designed and delivered by Anna Francis and Rebecca Davies of The Portland Inn Project, and commissioned by A-N and AirSpace Gallery.)
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Assembly Stoke-on-Trent focuses on activism in the arts and the artist as activist, activator and change maker. Taking place across several venues around the city, this day-long event aims to discuss and make more visible the work that artists do within this context, whilst also exploring the sometimes hidden labour associated with the making of things and with making things happen. Assembly Stoke-on-Trent will create space to talk about how we balance our lives with the work that we do.
Led by Anna Francis and Rebecca Davies from The Portland Inn Project, a series of provocations, discussions, hands on actions and social activity will raise questions and create space to explore answers together around a set of themes which include some of the most urgent issues of our time for artists and humans.

Themes and concerns include:
Environment and Sustainable Practices: What if we only work where we live?
Housing and Property: What are the best ways to tool up, educate ourselves and work together to protect what is ours? Exploring methods to create people-led, collaborative visions for the future of public ‘property’.
Living as Practice: The role of the artist in society. The responsible artist has the weight of the world on their shoulders, but this can be exhausting – how do we balance that?
Disobedience: ‘Shaking the table’ and creating space to discuss issues of equality and diversity activism in the arts.
Anna Francis and Rebecca Davies designed the format of the Assembly, and delivered workshops, talks and events and hosted the day.

Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item (Other)
Uncontrolled Keywords: artist development, social art, art and activism, architecture, community led development, artist led development, arts and regeneration, the artist's role,
Faculty: School of Creative Arts and Engineering > Art and Design
Event Title: A-N Assembly: Stoke-on-Trent
Event Location: AirSpace Gallery, Stoke-on-Trent
Event Dates: November 23rd 2019.
Depositing User: Anna FRANCIS
Date Deposited: 19 Nov 2020 14:41
Last Modified: 24 Feb 2023 14:00
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