Common Study

Saying Yes to No

The Dog & Bell pub, 116 Prince St, SE8 3JD & Brockley

Artists: Thomas Watson, Hugh Nicholson, Mike Brooks, Alaena Turner, Jo Sweeney, Sam Mercer, Theo Leanse, Louis Horton-Stephens, Penny Klein & Anneke Kampman. 

'Saying Yes to No' is a public investigation into non-commodified, experimental frames of learning. Over three sessions across ten days – featuring a sound walk, reading group and discussion with guest Lisa Baraitser - participants will engage in a cooperative inquiry into the politics of social reproduction and refusal.

Wed 26 Sept 19:30 & Fri 28 Sept 15:00

Reproduction, Art, Struggle - r eading group and discussion about Social Reproduction theory and it's implications in art and politics  at the Dog & Bell: Wed 26 Sept 19:30

Reading "From Social Reproduction Feminism to the Women's Strike"; Cinzia Arruzza (2017) and "Human Strike Has Already Begun"; by Claire Fontaine (2013). Accompanied by "The Handbook of Disappointed Fate"; by Anne Boyer and the work of artist collective Claire Fontaine.

Enduring Time - a discussion with Lisa Baraitser at a private home, located 114 Breakspears Road, Brockley, SE4 1UD : Thurs 27 Sept 12:00 - 15:00

Life Drawing - a drawing class by Penny Klein at 114 Breakspears Road, Brockley, SE4 1UD: Thurs 27 Sept 16:00 - 19:00

Background Noise - a soundwalk along Deptford's land and water borders starting at the Deptford X Hub (St Paul’s House, 1 Market Yard, SE8 4BX), followed by drinks at the Dog and Bell: Fri 28 Sept 15:00

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These venues are wheelchair accessible.

Image courtesy of the artist.