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.