D.I.Y. History

10 June 2018


Venue: CLR James Library, Dalston Square, London E8 3BQ

Organiser: Jet Moon

Jet Moon is an artist activist, who creates events that allow communities to reflect themselves. They have experience within queer, disability, kink, survivor and sex worker communities. 'Resilient' came about as a result of their own struggle to survive Austerity and to find stories that helped them to do so.

Read In. Teach In. Sharing Space.

A workshop looking at methods for documenting our own stories. Learn and discuss key points in how you could document your story, or those of a community you are part of.

Why is it so vital to collect narratives that run counter to the mainstream, and how can we do this effectively? What is the story you want to tell and how would telling it help you or others? What do we do with our stories? Where do they go? What function does being able to speak and hear the content of others lives serve in a radical political sense?

Showcasing work in progress, part of ‘Resilient’: a year long oral history and autoethnography project, in collaboration with the Arcola theatre, which focuses on the narratives of people who are at the intersection of sex work, queerness, disability, kink and survivorship: voices that are less heard, and most maligned. ‘Resilient’ seeks to build links and understanding between people. To show that much important social change can result from the power of survival, and telling our stories in their political context.

This project is supported by the National Lottery through the Heritage Lottery Fund.