Katie Fiore and Louise Webb are artists who are interested in spaces of learning that challenge the hegemonic structures we live & learn in. They are interested in breaking down barriers to learning opportunities, and creating spaces that appeal to diverse learning types. They met in Margate whilst associates at Open School East last year.
This is a meet-up for anyone who feels shitty in this society and wants to think about why that is.
Taking Mark Fisher’s unfinished ‘Acid Communism’ as a starting point we will think about the affect of our societal condition & consider, Where do we go from here? Is there an alternative?
We will be talking about work, community, maintenance, care, hope, and anything else that comes from the texts.
There is no prior knowledge needed. We want this to challenge the traditional structures of reading groups and to explore other modes of conversation, such as such as sound, movement and making. The gathering will be open, experimental and responsive. It will be led by those attending the group, and collectively we will create a response to the writings.
We will be taking breaks and walks and everyone is invited to share a lunch together. Its also totally fine if you want to lie down in silence for a while, sit to the side or leave at any point. We hope to create a space that challenges the more restrictive atmosphere that reading groups can create and to explore neurodiverse methods of exchange and learning.