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Goldsmiths, University of London

November 2020

Museumable – Home Objects Reimagined

November 12, 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm
Online: Goldsmiths, University of London, Goldsmiths, University of London
London, London SE14 6NW United Kingdom

This is an online event. This online workshop explores the idea of curating a shared home museum collection. Participants will be invited to choose an object from home to share and invited to draw, map and exchange the stories the objects tell. With many having recently spent more time than ever at home, the workshop will explore the objects we find ourselves most drawn to. How do these objects live alongside us? And how might they connect to each other?…

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Fixing It: Repair as Resistance

November 14 - November 22
310 New Cross Road, 310 New Cross Road
London, United Kingdom
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Activities will be taking place both in person (socially distanced) and online. Learn new repair skills, share advice and reflect on some big questions. Open to all, 'Fixing It' is a week of events encouraging contemplation around what mending means. Is repair an act of resistance in an unsustainable world? Does it matter if the cracks show? Can everything be mended? From tutorials on how to repair household items to conversation circles discussing the best ways to fix community issues,…

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Fixing It: Why Mend Textiles?

November 14, 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
310 New Cross Road, 310 New Cross Road
London, United Kingdom
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This is a socially distanced in-person event. Rose Sinclair teaches basic hand-sewing techniques whilst reflecting on the motivations behind darning. Why do we mend our clothes, woollens and fabrics? Is it about hating waste or affection for treasured things? This workshop will teach basic hand sewing techniques that can be used with a variety of textiles, and give you the opportunity to share stories of things you have saved through repair. A kit and instructions will be provided to support…

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Museumable – Home Objects Reimagined

November 14, 11:00 am - 12:30 pm
Online: Goldsmiths, University of London, Goldsmiths, University of London
London, London SE14 6NW United Kingdom

This is an online event. This online workshop explores the idea of curating a shared home museum collection. Participants will be invited to choose an object from home to share and invited to draw, map and exchange the stories the objects tell. With many having recently spent more time than ever at home, the workshop will explore the objects we find ourselves most drawn to. How do these objects live alongside us? And how might they connect to each other?…

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Fixing It: Mend it with Mo

November 14, 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
310 New Cross Road, 310 New Cross Road
London, United Kingdom
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This is a socially distanced in-person event. Mo (Morlai Sumah) is passionate about resisting throw-away society and runs a regular Repair Café at The Telegraph Hill Centre. In this workshop, you'll have the chance to watch and learn from Mo as he fixes three different items, talking you through the process of repair, step by step. You'll also have the opportunity to ask questions and get advice from Mo and other participants on how to repair the object you have…

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Fixing It: The Beauty of Broke

November 15, 11:00 am - 1:00 pm
310 New Cross Road, 310 New Cross Road
London, United Kingdom
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This is a socially distanced in-person event. How can brokenness make us reflect on what is beautiful? Bring along something broken and celebrate your objects beyond repair by thinking of creative ways to display them, discussing and remembering their usefulness and place in your life, and writing short poems to celebrate both their beauty and their brokenness. All of this will form part of an ongoing installation in the window of 310 New Cross Road. Sue Mayo is an artist…

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Conversation Circle: Nationalism and the Possibilities of Plurality

November 16, 2:30 pm - 4:00 pm
Online: Goldsmiths, University of London, Goldsmiths, University of London
London, London SE14 6NW United Kingdom

This is an online event. Part of a series of Conversation Circles exploring ideas of brokenness and repair in society. Led by Sudip Chakraborthy, this discussion will ask questions about how a variety of ethnic, religious and cultural communities can co-exist and co-create against a backdrop of nationalism. Sudip’s research looks at how theatre can aid dialogue and understanding in Bangladesh, but he will be opening up the conversation to both global and local understandings and experiences. Sudip is studying…

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Fixing It: Drop off your Broken Items

November 18, 3:00 pm - 5:00 pm
310 New Cross Road, 310 New Cross Road
London, United Kingdom
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This is a socially distanced in-person event. Something beyond repair cluttering up the house? Can't bring yourself to see it thrown away? Here's the answer! Drop off your items, broken beyond repair, at the shop and contribute to an evolving installation in the shop window. Write your memory of the object on a tag, attach it, and next time you see your cracked teapot or broken lamp it will have become part of the window display celebrating brokenness and the…

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Conversation Circle: Is Community Breaking or Mending?

November 18, 4:00 pm - 6:30 pm
Online: Goldsmiths, University of London, Goldsmiths, University of London
London, London SE14 6NW United Kingdom

This is an online event. A discussion into how the Covid-19 pandemic has impacted communities and part of a series of 'Conversation Circles' exploring ideas of brokenness and repair in society. Lead by Raj Bhari, this discussion will ask questions about how and why the pandemic has brought some communities closer together and pushed others further apart, as well as what needs fixing and how we’re going to do it. Raj has worked in conflict transformation and peacebuilding internationally and…

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Fixing It: Drop off your Broken Items

November 19, 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
310 New Cross Road, 310 New Cross Road
London, United Kingdom
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This is a socially distanced in-person event. Something beyond repair cluttering up the house? Can't bring yourself to see it thrown away? Here's the answer! Drop off your items, broken beyond repair, at the shop and contribute to an evolving installation in the shop window. Write your memory of the object on a tag, attach it, and next time you see your cracked teapot or broken lamp it will have become part of the window display celebrating brokenness and the…

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Performing Perfection

November 19, 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
Online: Liverpool Liverpool, North West L1

This is an online event. This online creative workshop explores beauty culture in Liverpool and considers if Instagram intensifies the pressure for young women to perform perfection online. Whether you have a scousebrow, pluck or wax, go for rollers or pincurls before a big night out, did it even really happen if you didn’t get the Instagram shot? This event is aimed at young women between the ages of 18-35. To take part it’s important that you have a connection…

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Conversation Circle: Can Everything be Mended?

November 20, 2:30 pm - 3:30 pm
Online: Goldsmiths, University of London, Goldsmiths, University of London
London, London SE14 6NW United Kingdom

This is an online event. A discussion unpicking the climate and community emergency of our times and part of a series of 'Conversation Circles' exploring ideas of brokenness and repair in society. Led by Clare McDonald, this discussion will ask: can everything be mended? What's the dynamic between a throw-away society paired with a profound belief that everything can be fixed? How do we live with, and make peace with, the reality of brokenness; something we may experience in the…

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Fixing It: Mend it with Mo

November 21, 11:00 am - 1:00 pm
310 New Cross Road, 310 New Cross Road
London, United Kingdom
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This is a socially distanced in-person event. Mo (Morlai Sumah) is passionate about resisting throw-away society and runs a regular Repair Café at The Telegraph Hill Centre. In this workshop, you'll have the chance to watch and learn from Mo as he fixes three different items, talking you through the process of repair, step by step. You'll also have the opportunity to ask questions and get advice from Mo and other participants on how to repair the object you have…

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Fixing It: The Beauty of Broke

November 21, 2:00 pm - 5:00 pm
310 New Cross Road, 310 New Cross Road
London, United Kingdom
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This is a socially distanced in-person event. How can brokenness make us reflect on what is beautiful? Bring along something broken and celebrate your objects beyond repair by thinking of creative ways to display them, discussing and remembering their usefulness and place in your life, and writing short poems to celebrate both their beauty and their brokenness. All of this will form part of an ongoing installation in the window of 310 New Cross Road. Sue Mayo is an artist…

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Fixing It: Beauty through Mending

November 22, 11:00 am - 1:00 pm
310 New Cross Road, 310 New Cross Road
London, United Kingdom
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This is a socially distanced in-person event. Learn how mending textiles can enhance their beauty with Rose Sinclair. This workshop will look at how we can enhance things we mend by considering how the repair might beautify them. Rose will use a range of techniques that can be applied to enhance and repair almost any textile object. A kit and instructions will be provided to support your darning and to participate all you need is a garment in need of…

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