Collectives as Catalysts Symposium

26 Jun 2019

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15:00 - 20:00

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Raven Row

London, United Kingdom


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  • Liverpool Street
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COLLECTIVES AS CATALYSTS, our second symposium at Raven Row is now LIVE!
Join us for a full day of workshops and performances exploring the fields of creativity, community, activism, writing and research.


"Now that it's raining more than ever.
Know that we still have each other.
You can stand under my umbrella."

After hosting our first symposium Collectives, not Collections in January 2019, we are back at Raven Row with Collectives as Catalysts.

During their break of programming in 2018-2019 Raven Row has invited various collectives and groups to use the space as studios, workspaces and meeting places. What is to be gained from inviting collectives instead of individuals, is it simply a numbers game? After all, there is one thing collectives will always have more of than the individual and that is bodies. But what are collectives for? Why do we form them? How are they structuring themselves? What are the benefits of being in a collective in 2019?

For Collectives as Catalysts, PACTO invites collectives and groups from across different fields of creativity, community, activism, design and research to share their knowledge, experiences, passions as well as the challenges that they are currently facing. The symposium will include workshops, discussions and performances, showing what different collectives and groups are producing and facilitating in the area of live art, performance, and writing. Collectives and groups contributing to the program so far include:

Keep it Complex (London)

Devils Dyke Network (Brighton)

Sandwich Collective (London)

:pillow (Milan)

12ø (London)

Comet Radio (London)

Metaxu Books (London)

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As we are a self-funded group we have decided to charge a small registration fee or ask for a donation in order to cover some of the event's expenses. All the funds raised will be used towards providing free food for everyone as well as costs related to the groups we have invited.

We do not want to put anyone off though if you CANNOT pay the registration fee please feel free to contact us and we can provide you with a free pass. Please note that due to limited capacity we will follow a first-come-first-serve basis.

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