Incredible Edible: With for About: Care and the Commons
Time(s): All Day
With for About: Care and the Commons
Thursday 25th May 2023, Incredible Edible, Court Hey Park, Huyton, Knowsley, L16 3NA
For this year’s sixth With For About, Merseyside-based community arts organisation Heart of Glass is inviting artists, activists and community practitioners to come together (outdoors) to reflect on the interconnectedness between humans, nature, place and land within the context of the conflicting climate crises.
Key speakers include artist and researcher Youngsook Choi and collaborator Wendi Sia, socio-environmental artist Kerry Morrison and social justice activist, writer and thinker Radha D’Souza.
Conversations will be facilitated by local and national artists with interests in climate crises, local and indigenous ecologies and slow, interspecies practices. They include Sean Roy Parker, Fran Disley, Grace Collins, and more to be announced.
With For About is Heart of Glass’s alternative take on a conference. Our venue is a community allotment in a park. Attendees will need to bring suitable clothing for spending the whole day outside. There will be some warm, dry spaces to escape to if necessary.
Humanity’s exploitation of the planet’s resources affects us all. Yet – in communities across the world – it is those of us who have contributed least to the climate crises who are being impacted most severely.
Radha D’Souza and Youngsook Choi will introduce their work exploring the colonisation of indigenous cultures and lands and the impact of ecological damage on communities.
Meanwhile, artists will provide creative interventions and workshops that make space for encountering, listening and cultivating stories with, for and about humans and other beings. As always, With For About is a space of exchange, with plenty of time for reflection and exploring how contributions through the day relate to our own work and contexts.
For more information and details, including access information, what to expect, ticketing and bursaries, visit: https://www.heartofglass.org.