Wokeshop: Strategies for maintaining space will present itself as a discursive performance.
Having a safe space is important for all of us, as safe spaces is where distance from normative social practices and healing can be practiced. However safe spaces need to be worked on and maintained, particularly when biases built into existing structural prejudices seep in to poison that space. Once the damage has been looked after, the space can become safe again. It takes dialogue, empathy and other forms of maintenance labor to look after what remains possible, when poison finds its way into the safe space. Safe spaces takes various forms and scales, what remains necessary is the creation of space for minority voices, and these bodies and voices are secure and represented.
During this discussion, the audience-participants will perform the labour of creating strategies for brown peoples to maintain the spaces they have built. Participants have to abide by the rules set in place by artist/facilitators Chand and Priyageetha, or they will be interrupted by visual or sound aides.
Wokeshop was first created during Divaagar’s Soul Lounge (2018) to create a space where ethnic minorities could talk through their anxieties of performing the labour of existence.
Venue: Grey Projects
6B Kim Tian Road
When: 13 Nov 2019, 6.30pm - 8pm
Venue/Organizer: Grey Projects