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Upcoming Events

Image: Ghost ship off the south-eastern coast of Barbados, 2017. Image courtesy Dr S Ayesha Hameed

Events are co-organised by the The Art School: GSA Students' Association and The GSA Public Lecture Series.

 

Unless otherwise stated, all events are open to the public.

Events are always free.

 

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Translating Art into Action
a workshop with artist, writer, and activist Hussein Mitha

5 - 7pm Wednesday 15th May 2024
GSASA Project Spaces
Free but ticketed - Book via MS Forms

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Join us for "Translating Art into Action," a workshop hosted by Hussein Mitha—an artist, writer, and activist.  
 
Universities worldwide are witnessing a surge of student mobilisation in solidarity with Palestine, marked most recently by the establishment of encampments on university grounds. These spaces serve as hubs for drafting new social contracts and translating political aspirations into action.   
 
In consideration of this movement, and other histories of student-led organising, we invite you to join us in discussion and group activities where we will find links between art and political action.    
 
The workshop will take place alongside the new GSASA Archives Exhibition, ‘Speculative Fictioning’ and will allow time for engagement with university ephemera from the 1930s to the present.    
 
The session will run from 6 PM – 8 PM on Weds 15th of May in GSASA Assembly Building Project Spaces.  

 

In this workshop, we will discuss/think through and contemplate the function of art in a time of genocide: its radical potential and its reactionary deployment in the service of the status quo. The workshop facilitator is aware of the potentially overwhelming nature of the subject matter, and we will aim to provide a caring space, informed by values of camaraderie and mutual support. Participants are not expected to perform knowledge or to participate beyond their capacities.
 
This event is part of the Race, Rights & Sovereignty 'What Will Be the Cure?' strand. ‘What Will Be the Cure?’ is a programme strand geared towards artists and practitioners who wish to collectivise, experiment, and conspire towards transformative change.  

Hussein Mitha is an artist, writer and organiser who lives in Glasgow.  

 

‘Race, Rights and Sovereignty programme’ is now in its sixth year. It was established as a partnership between The Art School: GSA's Students' Association (GSASA) and GSA Exhibitions. The programme has been developed in order to create opportunities, and forums, to engage with and unpack ideas and issues related to race, rights & sovereignty; particularly in the contexts of creative practice. The series aims to celebrate, challenge, inform and inspire the next generation of artists, designers and architects, empowering them to have a creative voice. 

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