An event for people working in the adult social care sector or those working in partnership with social care organisations, such as creative practitioners.
What are the current challenges facing disabled people and those that care for them? What could be done to improve quality of life?
Join us in solidarity for a free evening of food, talks and conversation exploring the question: How are we caring for people?
Set against a backdrop of increased hardship and exclusion facing disabled people, this event aims to begin a conversation around care provision for the most vulnerable in society and unite the people who provide the services that support them.
6–7pm: Food and refreshments
7.10–8pm: Talks by Joanna Grace, Yasmin Gunaratnam and Ben Platts-Mills
8–8.30pm: Chaired discussion by Dr Errol Francis and Q&A with the audience
The hidden health care needs of people with profound disabilities by Joanna Grace
Disaporic neurology: stories of end of life care for migrants and exiles by Yasmin Gunaratnam
‘Disabled person' or 'artist'? Can arts practice help us move beyond the 'care' paradigm? by Ben Platts-Mills
Curating people by Errol Francis
Chaired by Dr Errol Francis
Ben Platts-Mills has worked with people with learning disabilities, the neuro-diverse community and people with neurological changes caused by injury in adulthood. Stories of his work with survivors of brain injury are recorded in a book, Tell Me the Planets, published by Penguin this year. He is interested in the power of witness, in the pragmatics of inclusion, and in art practice as a means of redefining value.
Yasmin Gunaratnam is a Reader in Sociology at Goldsmiths where she teaches on race, feminism, disability, cultural representation and research methods. Her monographs include 'Researching Race and Ethnicity: methods, knowledge and power' (2003, Sage), ‘Death and the Migrant’ (2013, Bloomsbury Academic) and ‘Go Home? The Politics of Immigration Controversies’ (2017, Manchester University Press).Read More
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12 noon - 6pm
T: 020 7749 1240
Our free events are very popular, and require visitors to book a ticket beforehand. Please arrive on time for the event, as admission is on a first come, first served basis for ticket holders. Since not everyone who books a ticket attends, we have to overbook our to allow for no-shows.
EXPLORERS project, delivered by Project Art Works, a three-year programme of art and conversation working with 12 national art organisations. The EXPLORERS programme is informed and led by neurodiverse communities, placing them at the heart of social, civic and cultural activity. Based in Hastings, Project Art Works is the UK’s leading artist led organisation working with children, young people and adults who have complex support needs.
Banner images: Courtesy Project Art Works