Creativity & Inclusion
F.A.T. co-director Natanya is the London Development Officer at Voluntary Arts
and runs Creativity and Inclusion 'a peer-support network that invites London based artists, freelancers, facilitators and space managers to drop into regular online meetings and support each other in making their practices more inclusive.'
Over the coming months Zoom meetings are taking place every other Thursday from 12:30–13:30. You're welcome to check-in as often as it suits you. Email firstname.lastname@example.org
with any questions and for the link to join.
Let's 'Ear It
Let's 'Ear It represents a new type of work for F.A.T. Studio. It's a creative research project for which we are travelling around London with a giant ear strapped to the back of our bike. The aim is to run various public sessions that invite people to share stories about how their lives have been affected by Covid-19 and how their neighbourhood environment has worked for them during the pandemic. All the stories we are told will (with permission) be added to both an online exhibition and offline poster series.
The exhibition is designed to act as a type of formative research for a wider study coordinated by the London Schools of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine. The aim of the study is to deepen understanding around how London's neighbourhood environments can affect health and wellbeing. Hopefully the project and related study will ultimately influence positive environmental change for Londoners across the city.
Visit the Let's 'Ear It project website
for more information and the Walworth neighbourhood exhibition.
Southwark Rooms is a council-funded online art project for Southwark residents who have been staying at home during Covid-19.
After almost 4 months of UK lockdown, Southwark Rooms invites residents of all ages, backgrounds and abilities to take a moment to reflect on the rooms they've been living in throughout this remarkable time and make a personal artwork about their space.
Local artists will guide the project online and support residents in their making. All artwork that gets made will then be exhibited side by side in a virtual gallery for the wider community to see and enjoy.
Visit the Southwark Rooms project website
for full details and resources.