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Making More Space: A Gathering About Site Based Learning

Photo by Oliver Rudkin

Eel Pie is an Island, please come appropriately dressed for potential wet, muddy and uneven ground. Part of the event may take place outside, come prepared for all weathers. The venue is fully accessible.

Making More Space: A Gathering About Site-Based Learning is a multi-disciplinary, multi-form event, bringing together ideas around site-based performance practice, the impacts of wild or outdoor spaces on human psychology and alternative educational models collaborative practice.

The weekend includes performances and workshops from artists including Hanna Tuulikki and Simone Kenyon and a Philosophical Inquiry lead by Ayisha De Lanerolle. There’ll be space for discussion, dancing and digestion (shared meals).

Key themes we look to address include:
Embodied learning/ Tacit knowledge
Sited Performance Practice
Outdoor education and the effects of wild or outdoor spaces on Human Psychology/Ecopsychology
Collaborative performance practices between human and other-than-human living entities

The event responds to a three year (2013-2015) artist-development programme run by Nic Green and Artsadmin called Make Space, developed to offer young artists the opportunity to explore relational performance practices in sited contexts.

The gathering will expand on some of the values and practices explored over the past three years, examining how these ideas can interact with one another and help to create new ways of approaching artist development and learning models.

Making More Space has been curated through a collaborative process with Nic Green, Sam Trotman, Sarah Phillips, Joanne Matthews and past Make Space participants.

Making More Space is taking place on Eel Pie Island, a beautiful Island on the Thames which is home to 26 artists studios all situated in and around a working boatyard.

Date and time

15–16 October 2016
Saturday: 1.30pm-late
Sunday: 10.30am-6pm.

Please note
This is now a past event.


Eel Pie Island