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Gate: Exploring the Power of Borders
21 November, 2019, 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
We live in complex times with currents and counter currents of migration taking place across the globe. These floating populations understand that borders matter. They follow you around and can shut you in as well as out.
This workshop, organised by Janetka Platin and Olivia Sheringham (Poiesis), invites you to reflect on your own experiences and feelings of un/welcome. It will begin with an audio recording with sounds of gates opening and closing. Sometimes the gate will crash violently, other times it will be released gently. As you listen, draw and make models, you will be encouraged to reflect on the following questions: how can a gate symbolise difference? What does passing through the gate mean? Is the opening and closing of the gate a form of welcome or un/welcome? Where would you position your gate?