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STRATA: A Visual Assembly for Homelessness with IC Visual Lab

Saturday 7 December, 2019 @ 10:00 - Sunday 8 December, 2019 @ 17:00

Poster for STRATA: A Visual Assembly for Homelessness with IC Visual Lab

Strata: A Visual Assembly for Homelessness is a two day workshop delivered by IC-Visual Lab and inspired by Frequently Asked Questions by Anthony Luvera and Gerald Mclaverty on show at the People’s Republic of Stokes Croft in Bristol. At the heart of Frequently Asked Questions is an enquiry into the state of legislated support and services available to homeless people across the United Kingdom, through number of questions that inquire about a homeless individual’s right to access to basic living provisions such as shelter, personal safety, health, food, and communication.

Photographs play a critical role in defining homelessness, shaping the way this social issue is understood and acted upon. Using the methodology of The Cage, IC Visual Lab creates a critical space to re-think the imagery commonly used to represent homelessness, and to consider different approaches to their production, consumption and circulation. We will be joined by the archaeologist Rachael Kiddey, who will share her work in the field of ‘collaborative social archaeology’, and the artist Anthony Luvera who will speak about his work with people experiencing homelessness using photography, sound and other media, as well as Frequently Asked Questions. Drawing upon an archive of images brought together from various fields of study, including anthropology, documentary photography, medicine, photojournalism, contemporary art, and social history collections, participants will take part in a range of practical and experimental visual exercises to broaden understandings of this complex issue.

Please register for your FREE ticket here: https://www.headfirstbristol.co.uk/#date=2019-12-07&event_id=58850

Saturday 7th and Sunday 8th December, 10am–5pm both days

FAQ Exhibition open 10am-5pm daily from Nov 27 – Dec 12
Launch party – Tuesday 26th November, 6-9pm
Make Them Count – Wednesday 27th November, 11am-1pm
Rough State: Panel Discussion with the Bristol Cable – Thursday 28th November, 6.30-8pm


Saturday 7 December, 2019 @ 10:00
Sunday 8 December, 2019 @ 17:00
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17-25 Jamaica St
Bristol, BS2 8JW United Kingdom
0117 214 0029