Hosted by Arjun Harrison-Mann
The NewBridge Project, Gateshead
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As part of their Practice makes Practice Residency, artist duo Abel Shah have invited several guests to run events on topics that relate to their enquiry. Arjun Harrison-Mann is their first guest.
In this 2 hour unconference, Arjun will be delivering a series of unsequential provocations pulling from his ongoing practice-based research into the design of dissent, the accessibility of protest and the role of the Social Model of Disability in creative practice, as a starting base for wider discussion.
Grounded in his work with activist group, Disabled People Against Cuts, and collaborator Benjamin Redgrove, conversations could be had around the subversion of existing support technologies, the reappropriation of the proxy, the reframing of the relationship between power and presence and the ethical implications of allyship in academic and creative practice.
Using the unconference as a process for horizontal dialogue, the topics of discussion will be decided by the collective. So participants are encouraged to bring with them their own provocations and references to be potentially discussed should they wish.