Join us to share and discuss rights-focused approaches to arts participation, raising questions and discussing how a rights-focused approach might:
• Engage those most marginalised, excluded or discriminated against
• Address the power imbalances that create these conditions
• Advocate for structural and systemic change at personal, community, organisational and societal levels
• Highlight some of the ethical dilemmas of arts engagement work
This event is aimed at artists, arts professionals and those working in community settings. The Rights in Focus Network event takes place quarterly, and we welcome both returning and first time attendees - regardless of what stage in your career or practice you are at.Read More
11:30 – 11:45 Welcome and introductions
11:45 – 13:05 Guest speaker and discussion with Aida Silvestri
13:05 – 13:50 Lunch
13:50 – 4pm Practice sharing by two network speakers Gil Doron and Inès Elsa Dalal, followed by a group discussion and feedback
4 – 4:30pm Feedback and sharing of references and resources
4:30 – 5pm Drinks and networking
Inès Elsa Dalal
Aida Silvestri "My main interest as an artist is to explore new and conceptual approach to sensitive issues such as; migration, identity, ethnicity, culture, health, politics and the landscape through documentary photography and art installations." Silvestri studied BTEC photography at Kensington & Chelsea College and BA (Hons) Photography at the University of Westminster.
Inès Elsa Dalal "As a person of mixed heritage, I feel compelled to question hostility towards migrants and xenophobia in Britain. I respond to photographic commissions as well as managing, producing and curating long and short-term projects. I specialise in socially engaged participatory practice and have been nurturing relationships with clients across sectors, for the past eight years."
11am - 6pm
11am - 6pm
11am - 9pm
11am - 6pm
12 noon - 6pm
T: 020 7749 1240
This network event is organised by Autograph and Will Essilfie.
Banner images: 1) Dr Gil Mualem-Doron, Protesting for Diversity, 2018. 2) Miriam Ivanoff, 2018
Page images, from top left: 1) Omar Victor Diop: Liberty/Diaspora exhibition at Autograph, London. Photograph by Zoe Maxwell. 2) Rotimi Fani-Kayode, Every Moment Counts, from the series Ecstatic Antibodies, 1989.