Shape Shifting Otherness: Towards Technologies of Care

11 November 2017

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Alberta Whittle, Celestial Meditations, digital collage, 2016. Courtesy the artist.

Organised as part of Artist Moving Image Festival 2017, this informal workshop led by Alberta Whittle offers an opportunity to read and discuss texts related to radical self-love, race and representation through the lens of care and solidarity.

During the session there will be moments for being at rest and listening, as well as undertaking short writing exercises and dialogue. It is specifically aimed at encouraging conversations around racial Otherness and working through the potential of understanding all human relationships as interracial.

The workshop would suit those who have an interest in collectively working through the intersections of oppression that PoC regularly experience. Through lending support, sharing and listening in a closed group, the workshop seeks to work through strategies of allyship in the different interracial relations that we negotiate daily.

To this end, the workshop is open to white participants but only if they have a PoC accompanying them. This model intends to remove the dynamic of expectation for PoC to have to validate their experiences against a backdrop of whiteness and the unnecessary pressure typically put on PoC to defend anger or frustrations against white frailty.


This workshop is closed to white participants unless they have a person of colour (PoC) accompanying them.

Light refreshments will be arranged so please inform us of any dietary requirements.

We want to support people of all abilities. If you require any modifications and support in order to access this workshop please let us know.

Workshop numbers are limited to twelve. Please email email hidden; JavaScript is required by Tuesday 7 November to book a place.