Reading List: On Practice
This reading list is compiled by Civic & Education programme curators, Jemma Egan, Layla Gatens, Lizzie Graham, Amal Khalaf and Alex Thorp on the occasion of the release of a new Serpentine Podcast series, On Practice.
On Practice is a three-part podcast series exploring why and how artists use practices such as cooking, listening and walking to bring people together to work towards change. Over the last year, through the Covid pandemic, the impact of our actions on others and the interdependence of individuals and communities has been made more apparent than ever. As the world adapts to new ways of being this three-part podcast series explores the practices that can sustain us individually and collectively – focusing on Cooking, Listening and Walking.
Hosts Amal Khalaf and Alex Thorp welcome artists, collaborators and friends to explore ideas and projects developed as part of Serpentine’s Education and Civic programme, which connects communities, artists and activists to generate responses to pressing social issues. These are projects that have been developed in collaboration with people, centred on the body, the city, and exploring the injustices experienced in everyday life. Hear from Ximena Alarcón, Ain Bailey, Sam Curtis, Katouche Goll, Tim Ingold, Fozia Ismail, Jasleen Kaur, Micro Rainbow, Elia Nurvista, Portman Early Childhood Centre, Ultra-red and Voice of Domestic Workers.
The books listed here are texts that have informed the thinking behind the Civic & Education curators programmes over the course of the last ten years.
Judith Butler, Notes Toward a Performative Theory of Assembly
Christine Eyene, Cathy Lane, Salomé Voegelin, Sounds like Her – Gender, Sound Art and Sonic Cultures
Lucia Farinati, Claudia Firth, The Force of Listening
Celestin Freinet, Cooperative Learning and Social Change: Selected Writings of Celestin Freinet
Katouche Goll, The Missing Piece of the Movement: Black Disabled Activism
Alexis Pauline Gumbs, China Martens, and Mai’a Williams, Revolutionary Mothering: Love on the Front Lines
David Harvey, Rebel Cities
bell hooks, Teaching Community: A Pedagogy of Hope
Tim Ingold, Lines
Lauren Istvandity,The lifetime soundtrack: Music as an archive for autobiographical memory
Jasleen Kaur, Be Like Teflon
Pauline Oliveros, Deep Listening: A Composer’s Sound Practice
Lola Olufemi, Feminism, Interrupted: Disrupting Power
Simon Sadler, The Situationist City
Rebecca Solnit, Wanderlust
Ultra-red, Ultra-Red: Nine workbooks 2010-2014
Jo Lee Vergunst, Tim Ingold, Ways of Walking: Ethnography and Practice on Foot
Voice of Domestic Workers, Our Journey
Colin Ward, Streetwork: The Exploding School
About On Practice
Over the last year through the pandemic, we’ve seen more than ever how our individual actions impact others, how we’re all interdependent. This three-part podcast series explores the practices that can sustain us individually and collectively – Cooking, Listening and Walking – and how they can be used to bring people together to work towards change.
Hosts Amal Khalaf and Alex Thorp welcome artists, collaborators and friends to explore ideas and projects developed as part of Serpentine’s Education and Civic programme, which connect communities, artists and activists to generate responses to pressing social issues.
On Practice is produced by Reduced Listening.