Join us to reflect on the relationship between art and activism in response to current housing struggles.
For the past two years, filmmaker and researcher Ed Webb-Ingall has been meeting with a group from The Portman Early Childhood Centre in the Church Street area of Westminster. Together they have been watching community video projects and drawing on their production methods to share stories and experiences of housing and home.
For this event we would like to open up the project to others who are interested in exploring similar themes and ideas. This will be a chance to share strategies and approaches and respond to the question: How can art contribute to current housing struggles?
To help facilitate the event, Ed will be joined by curator and researcher Claire Louise Staunton whose work focuses on the relationship between art and housing.
Like Coming Home is commissioned as part of Changing Play. An ongoing partnership between Serpentine Education and the Portman Early Childhood Centre, Changing Play brings together artists, children, families and educators to critically reconsider early years education and care.
The venue is wheelchair accessible and there are bursaries available to cover childcare and travel costs within London. Refreshments will be provided. Please email email@example.com to reserve a place and to discuss access requirements or bursaries.
Ed Webb-Ingall is a filmmaker and researcher working with archival materials and methodologies drawn from community video. He collaborates with groups to explore under-represented historical moments and their relationship to contemporary life, developing modes of self-representation specific to the subject or the experiences of the participants.
The Portman Early Childhood Centre provides education, care and family support services for young children and their families living in the Church Street area of Westminster, North London. These include a nursery school, adult education classes, family support, employment services, parenting groups and workshops.