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The Brixton Exchange, Friday 1st February 2013

Friday 1st February 2013

The Brixton Exchange - a one day exchange of artworks and ideas about place, identity, migration and community
Friday 1st February 2013

An artists-led project organised by The Anchor and Magnet with support from the Migration Research Unit, University College London taking place in and around Brixton Market, Brixton East, Brixton Village aka Granville Arcade.

Tickets are £20 full price, £10 limited concessionary available for Brixton residents and students. (Includes lunch, refreshments and an evening drink in the market.)

How does regeneration/redevelopment affect urban areas with a migrant history/migrant communities, and how are communities responding- what sorts of projects are happening to protest /document /archive /resist /discuss?

Does art have a role to play in exploring and making visible the stories of the various communities and publics who make up that area & how can participatory, collaborative, socially engaged and public art practices contribute to a dialogue around the contestations of space, and current debates and action around ownership of and belonging to a place?

How do memory/heritage practices offer possible strategies for exploring what is happening in an area and how that area might be shaped in the future?

Over the past few months, the Anchor and Magnet project has been exploring questions of identity, place, migration and community in Brixton. The Brixton Exchange is supported by The Migration Research Unit, University College London and will provide a space to reflect on the recent Anchor and Magnet residency in Brixton and other projects, which work to engage with these themes, using methods of participation, collaboration and socially engaged arts practices to address questions of place, identity, urban regeneration and community ownership.

The Brixton Exchange will be a day long series of dialogue and exchanges, with presenters including artists, academics, and community activists followed by open roundtable discussions and opportunities for informally developing networks and sharing practice. There will also be walking tours of the area lead by local experts, residents and market traders. 

Click here for further details of the event.

Presenters include:

  • Albert Potronyi – Artist
  • Ayisha De Lanerolle – The Conversation Agency
  • Dr Ben Campkin – The Bartlett and UrbanLab, University College London
  • Ben Tunstall – Right to The City
  • Bobby Lloyd and Sally Labern – The Drawing Shed
  • Dr Claire Dwyer – Migration Research Unit, University College London
  • Eva Sajovic – Artist
  • Sarah Butler - Writer Urban Words
  • Jeanne Van Heeswijk – Artist
  • Katie Orr – Gasworks
  • Nabeel Hamdi - Emeritus Professor of Housing and Urban Development, Oxford Brookes University
  • Oliver Sumner – Delta Arts
  • Rebecca Beinart – Artist
  • Sarah Tuck – PhD researcher, BIAD/Belfast Exposed
  • Sarah Mossop - Consultant in learning and engagement in the arts
  • Dr Suzanne Hall – LSE Cities
  • Francessco Ponzo - The Silent University

The event is supported by the Environment Institute at UCL and the Migration Research Unit, University College London.

Thanks to the funders: Arts Council England, Step Out - UCL and the Environment Institute at UCL.

Click here to book tickets.