Collective Listening, Collective Dreaming: Practicing Hope

Amal Khalaf

March 31, 2023, 11am
Géza, 306 Maujer

In this learnshop developed by Amal Khalaf, Civic Curator at the Serpentine Galleries and Director of Program at Cubitt (London, UK), artists, educators, curators, and creative practitioners with an interest in collaborative, community-engaged work are invited to reconsider histories of radical pedagogy and the ethics of collective practices today.

Amal will build on a decade of curatorial and educational projects like her collective workshops, listening investigations, archival interventions, and her work with methods from Augusto Boal’s Theatre of the Oppressed to reflect on methods of cultural action and organizing through art organizations.

Coinciding with the launch of Rituals of Speaking, a film-led series that explores how artists represent the voices of others through collective storytelling, this program will guide participants through moments of listening, reading, and sharing stories that address how collective imagining can create alternative spaces for contesting power, advocating for new forms of relation, and making space for collective dreaming. Collective Listening, Collective Dreaming: Practicing Hope explores the challenges and possibilities of including the arts and pedagogical practices meaningfully within community initiatives, and institutional or civic contexts, especially during moments of economic and ecological crisis.

This event is free and open to all, with a maximum capacity of 15 people.

Image: still from Bass Notes and SiteLines