EventSocial Art Summit, Day Two


Black Quantum Futurism Re-Imagining the City
Led by Rasheedah Phillips

Based in Philadelphia, USA, Black Quantum Futurism Collective is a multidisciplinary collaboration between Camae Ayewa (Rockers!; Moor Mother) and Rasheedah Phillips (The AfroFuturist Affair; Metropolarity) exploring the intersections of futurism, creative media, DIY- aesthetics, and activism in marginalized communities through an alternative temporal lens.
At the Social Art Summit, Rasheedah Phillips will make a presentation exploring ideas of Re – Imagining the City.

Archiving The Practice
Led by Sophie Hope

Where, how and why do we store our practices? How are social art practices remembered?
What conversations do past traces have with the present? Taking a proposal emerging from long-term conversations between Sophie Hope and Peckham Platform for developing a Social Art Resource, the lab will explore collectively issues of space, access, inclusion, exclusion, governance and the possibilities and limitations of such an archive/resource. Delegates are invited to bring material from their own archives to explore the complexities of telling the stories that sit behind practice and imagine future archives in 50/100/200 years time. Sophie Hope will be joined by artist Rosalie Schweiker and Director of Peckham Platform, Emily Druiff.

Representing the Change: Rules of Engagement
Led by Anna Francis

Drawing on a practice rooted in regeneration contexts, and in particular focusing around questions of housing and development – Anna Francis will aim to reveal the sometimes precarious aspects of managing complex projects. The lab will aim to create a space for truthful, supported exchange around a need for greater transparency in the ways that artists are working; in order to demand greater support for the work undertaken.


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