FAMILY ENTANGLEMENTS



The Family Entanglements lab at the Social Art Summit in Sheffield (Nov 2018) sought to explore questions of families, radicality in the family and arts practice; the home as a site of arts practice and resistance; maternity as practice; alternative futures, new intergenerational relations and making different forms of kinship. It emerges from our joint practice as a place of their own and its entanglements with and between us and our 4 children and our responses to or ways of coping with a range of contemporary environmental, economic and political crises. We used string figures and specifically the popular game of Cats Cradle, to establish the workshop as a collective process of thinking through together, to set in motion dialogue and exchange based on the participant's experiences, thoughts, feelings, fears, questions etc.



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