'Hope as a practice', sharing practices of support, collaboration and interdependence

07 Oct 23
Radical Institute Website
Rachel Botha, Radical Institute

Seminar: Saturday 7 October, 12.00pm–5.30pm, CCA

This seminar invites participants to consider how the arts sector in the North of Ireland can embed better practices of support, collaboration and interdependence. Facilitated by the Radical Institute, this interactive session will give the necessary opportunity to reflect on the unsustainability of current working processes and explore how we might collectively challenge and change our conditions. By encouraging a vulnerability that allows for an interdependence in the arts, the session looks at the idea of “hope as a practice, rather than a feeling” (Joanna Macy) in offering alternative approaches in shaping the future.

The Radical Institute (Dr Eve Olney and Dr Krini Kafiris) is a Cork-based, transnational initiative that explores how the arts and cultural practice can promote and sustain radical social and ecological change to transform social and political movements and create new worlds.

This event has been developed by Rachel Botha who is a CCA Research Associate, and is conducting ongoing research on interdependence, emphasising the dependency we have for one another, and recognises and fosters systems of social collaboration that underpin artistic and creative circulation.

This event has limited capacity and booking is essential. To book your free ticket for this seminar visit our online shop here. This in-person event takes place at CCA, 10–12 Artillery Street, Derry~Londonderry, BT486RG.

Lunch will be provided and refreshments included during the seminar.  After booking we will contact all participants and you can tell us any access requirements that we can help with. If you have any questions, please email info@ccadld.org.

Kindly supported by the British Art Network (BAN) and the Jerwood Developing Artists Fund and supported by the National Lottery through the Arts Council of Northern Ireland. BAN is a Subject Specialist Network supported by Tate and the Paul Mellon Centre for Studies in British Art, with additional public funding provided by the National Lottery through Arts Council England. The Network promotes curatorial research, practice and theory in the field of British Art. Its members include curators, academics, artist-researchers, conservators, producers and programmers at all stages of their professional lives.

'Hope as a practice', sharing practices of support, collaboration and interdependence