UpRoot is a series of creative gardening and foraging workshops with recent UK immigrants, including refugees, crafting a nurturing creative space to talk about leaving and finding home through the medium of plants.
Curious' commitment to community engagement prioritises speaking ‘to’ and ‘with’ rather than ‘for’ and ‘about’ immigrants. Curious invites participants to acknowledge and celebrate survival, diversity and interconnectivity in times of upheaval and change and to think about the ways we can nurture the environment and each other in our local communities. Curious employ rooting and uprooting as metaphors for personal as well as botanical stories at a time when 65 million people are displaced worldwide.
Current call outs for Uproot
4-5 May at Phytology as part of 2 Degrees Festival
17 May at Canterbury University as part of their UNESCO Festival
For more information on this project, please contact Cat Harrison at firstname.lastname@example.org.