21 – 22 Jul 2018
River Rooms
& Lancaster Rooms

Chat interdependence, new technologies, activism, space making & publishing past & present with industry experts Bob & Roberta Smith, Internet Age Media, Thick/er Black Lines, Antiuniversity Now to name but a few.

All talks are free to drop in to with your Festival Ticket, please note the talk times in association with you ticketed time slot.

SAT 21 JUL 2018

A panel discussion featuring contemporary publishing practices that embrace interdependent approaches as integral to their process and outcomes. How do collaborative and networked modes of thinking, working and producing challenge notions of ‘independence’ within contemporary publishing? Speakers include Abeera Kamran Exhausted Geographies,  Dámaso Randulfe Migrant Journal, Maker & Educator Esther McManus and Sofia Niazi OOMK.

In our rapidly evolving media landscape, how are projects that might previously have been confined to print media, manifesting online and through other technologies? Panellist explore what diversifying mediums mean for their message and the opportunities, limitations and challenges they pose. Speakers include Gabrielle de la Puente and Zarine Muhammad The White Pube, Andres Colemenares Internet Age Media, Daniel Caulfield Sriklad Communication Design UAL.

Black writers seeking to publish works in the 60s spurred the formation of Britain's Black independent publishing houses, in revolution against the suppression and exclusion they faced. In the years since, how has anti-Black racism been addressed in publishing and what new processes have been developed and deployed to tackle these issues as acts of revolution in their own right. Speakers include Hudda Khaireh Thick/er Black Lines / OOMK, Aurella Yussuf Thick/er Black Lines / Women of Colour Film Club, Rianna Jade Parker Independent Curator, Writer & Archivist, Derica Shields Writer Researcher and Programmer.

SUN 22 JUL 2018

ACTIVISM IN PRINT | 13.30 - 14.30
What role does publishing play in activism in both campaign growing and community building? With a particular focus on art and design, panellists share their insights and experience of using print media within campaigns to communicate and agitate with impact, and steer societal change. Speakers include Rosalie Scweiker Keep It Complex, Natalie Editor at STRIKE!, Rose Nordin Rabbits Road Press and Catherine Flood Co-Curator Disobedient Objects and Curator Prints V&A.

WORK IN PROCESS | 15.30 -16.30
How are alternative arts and education spaces enabling people to learn, reflect and develop a creative practice? Panellists discuss the challenges faced by systems under austerity and highlight projects that are helping to encourage independence and forge new routes into the arts. Speakers include Shiri Shalmy ANTIUNIVERSITY NOW, Artist and Education Advocate Bob and Roberta Smith, Karla Marie Sweet BBC / Arts Emergency, Louise Shelley Collaborative Projects Curator of Communal Knowledge Showroom Gallery.