A Survival Strategies meeting with speakers Bonnie Fortune and Brett Bloom. They will both talk about their recent essay for Andrea Francke's project Invisible Spaces of Parenthood Manual, covering the Library of Radiant Optimism project, Ken Isaac's Living Structures and their application in the home, and balancing creative work with parenthood. They will also share responses from other artist parents in their own network about how they deal with being parents and artists.
This is an event as part of the project Survival Strategies.
Brett Bloom and Bonnie Fortune have been collaborating since 2006 on a variety of projects, including their own domestic partnership. Their projects include the Library of Radiant Optimism for Let's Remake the World and currently, Mythological Quarter. The Library of Radiant Optimism gathered 'how to' books from the counterculture of the late 60s and early 70s. The Mythological Quarter is both an online and offline platform for researching and discussing art, ecology, the place where we live, and domestic projects including how to balance being an artist and a parent, through images, interviews, and texts.
Initiated by Andrea Francke and The Showroom, Survival Strategies are informal open sessions for cultural workers to meet and exchange on the challenges they face, and strategies they have developed, in order to deal with the specificities of labour in the arts and cultural sector.More