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The Messy Middle, A Group Discussion (Nottingham)

From: 6th April 2022 6:00 pm

To: 6th April 2022 7:30 pm

No Jobs in the Arts

33 Seely Road, Nottingham NG7 1NU, UK

A discussion, to think through the unprecedented transitions we collectively face and how we can work them into socially just, sustainable futures.

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A discussion, to think through the unprecedented transitions we collectively face and how we can work them into socially just, sustainable futures. Join us at this upcoming event to talk through how we can better navigate the messy middle.

Please book your free ticket here

Knowing and imagining are intrinsically tied to how we inhabit the world around us. Imagining is the motor force of the cultural imaginary and of the shared social space of responsive and responsible solidarity, where imagination facilitates real, material bonds between diverse earth others.

We believe gatherings of difference and sameness are required to facilitate conversations that map out our thinking within our collective imagination to design new ways to inhabit the world, earth-wide and otherwise. We are interested not only in what we know but how we know, proactively inviting and empowering the audience to interact, engage and discuss equally— a space to know differently to imagine otherwise.

The event will also launch Issue #6 of No Jobs in the Arts zine, it surveys Leicester/shire, Derby/shire, and Nottingham/shire, featuring artworks by six early-career artists linked to
these regions. Using the zine as a starting point, we will discuss how art’s intrinsic qualities can activate our collective imagination to design hopeful futures—focusing on the long-term
thinking urgently required for responsible co-existence.

The discussion has been guest curated by Hannah Sarah Day and will be led by Khaya Ayomide Job, a young black creative based in Nottingham. She uses art and words as a way
to navigate her way through the ups and downs of life, and to self reflect and grow. Khaya’s work is often deeply personal, revealing and vulnerable.

The event is in person on the 6th of April, 6-7:30pm, at Primary (directions). Access to the event space is only accessible via stairs. Please book your free ticket here. Snacks and
drinks will be provided.

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http://www.nojobsinthearts.co.uk/projects/messymiddle/

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