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The Cage: Visualising The Housing Crisis

“ A secure and affordable place to live is a basic human need. ”


THE CAGE: Visualising the Housing Crisis is a 3-day collaborative workshop and intervention in the public space done in collaboration with People’s Republic of Stokes Croft in Bristol. The workshop will be coordinated by IC-Visual Lab in conjunction with internationally acclaimed Spanish artist Julián Barón. This project is a collaboration between Acción Cultural Española (AC/E), Arnolfini and University of West of England.

During this workshop, participants will be asked to respond collectively to the current housing crisis in the UK by producing visual material resulted from applying various techniques of image manipulation, collage… They will also design a public intervention where all the resulting work will be displayed in a Bristol location.
Workshop facilitators will provide an archive of images to work with composed of photographs, archive images, pictograms, documents, film stills, books and magazines. Participants will also be able to contribute to this pool of images by bringing their own ones. We  ecommend you bring between 20-30 A4 B&W images which should be printed on a photocopier or a domestic printer (printing quality is not important). You can also send these images to the organisers before the workshop for printing.
The final work will be displayed in the public space in a Bristol location. The location chosen will be relevant to the topic of the housing crisis providing the perfect canvas to showcase all participants’ responses. Location details will be given to participants once they have signed for the workshop.
Furthermore, participants will produce an experimental publication (printed and digital) with an extended version of the works produced. Every participant will have a free publication at the end of the workshop. The organizers will also provide full documentation (images & a promotional video) to participants after the workshop.

Public Talk /// JULIÁN BARÓN. “THE CAGE” /// 22nd February 2018 7pm at Arnolfini Dark Studio.
(Free for ICVL members and workshop participants).
Workshop /// 23rd, 24th & 25th February 2018 From
10am to 5pm at UWE Design Department at City Campus (Arnolfini)
Public intervention /// 26th February 2018. Times TBC

This workshop is directed at photographers, designers, visual artists, students, lecturers and anybody who is interested in using graphic arts to respond to political issues.