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Deptford X Online - Final Weeks!

Final workshops | October's residents 

The Future is a Collective Project

Places still available on the final two workshops for Deptford X Online 2020:

Tue 13 Oct, 6.30 - 8pm
Raju Rage - Like Weeds Growing Through Cracks

In this workshop, artist, editor and curator Raju Rage will lead discussions around nature, land, migration and cultural heritage via foraging for food and the potentials for reclaiming and queering these relationships through cooking and eating.

Tue 20 Oct, 6.30 - 8pm
Davinia-Ann Robinson - Gathering

In this workshop, artist Davinia-Ann Robinson invites People of Colour to join in an exploration of her current work and research exploring ways in which bodies of colour are able to enact presencing – feeling connected to their bodies and corporal histories through forming intimate connections to environments. 

📸: L-R Raju Rage, cropped image of front cover of publication, Recipes for Resistance, 2020; Davinia-Ann Robinson, Earth, Body, 2020
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Meet October's Residency at Home Artists

Kneed: Ishwari Bhalerao & Leonie Rousham -
Mapping Collective Sustenance⠀

'We are simply living collaboratively', as Fred Moten and Wu Tsang would say.⠀

During this month and beyond, we, Ishwari Bhalerao and Leonie Rousham, are using walking, mapping, sensing and talking, to explore how to be together again. We will be mapping out the ways in which various organisations have cultivated and shared non-monetary resources with each other in order to help one another sustain themselves. In doing so we will also question what our non-monetary desires, aspirations and motivations are for the work we continue to make.⠀

@_kneed_ @ish.wari @leo.rousham⠀⠀

📸: End to Continual Cycles of Exhaustion, Ishwari Bhalerao and Leonie Rousham, Banner made in solidarity with UCU and IWGB Strikes, 2019

Monica Tolia & Moses Ward -
Rituals of Other-care

We’ll be spending our month's residency researching collective healing and ritual practices for the new normal using our combined skillset in body-based practices & sound production.⠀
With the politics of touch compromised by the threat of coronavirus, a core aspect of not only our practices as performers and dancers is compromised, but also a fundamental part of human experience and care. The body releases held patterns through touch and contact, so we need to reimagine the intimacy of the embrace that we are lacking in this moment.⠀

@mon_tolia  @moses5115

📸: Still frame from '2M', Monica Tolia & Moses Ward, 2020
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Announcing the new co-chairs of Deptford X

We are delighted to welcome Seema Manchanda and Bella Landen as the new co-chairs of the board!

Seema Manchanda was recently appointed managing director of The Showroom, London, in her jump from the world of planning and regeneration to arts.  In 2014 she both embarked on a Fine Art Diploma from the Art Academy and set up Smart Urban Limited a planning consultancy services to the private, public and community sectors. She is also chair of the Black Training and Enterprise Group (BTEG),  a national race equality charity. Seema brings a wealth of management experience, social practice and love of art to Deptford X. 
Bella Landen is a born and bred local with a passion for her community and the arts. She comes from a business and marketing background and was UK managing director of Monster( before setting up Zoom Nurseries with her sister. She now runs a property development company for commercial clients. Bella brings extensive experience in leadership and business management, coupled with local knowledge to the future of Deptford X.

Farewell to outgoing co-chair, Laura Hensfield

We are sad to say goodbye to one of our outgoing co-chairs, Laura Hensfield, who joined Deptford X as a trustee in June 2017 and was elected co-chair alongside Paul Canty in July 2019. As managing director of Gasworks, Laura brought a wealth of expertise on the management and government of charities and not for profit arts organisations; grant writing; HR; finance; and of course art. Laura gave a huge amount of dedication, enthusiasm and commitment to Deptford X and will be missed as part of the organisation! 

Laura's co-chair, Paul Canty, will remain on the board to oversee the first few months of transition into the roles for Seema and Bella. 
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