Sat 30 Mar 10.00-17.00

Programmed with Teresa Cisneros & Andrea Francke

Sat 30 Mar 10.00-17.00

Lunch included. Free, all welcome

TO CARE FROM THE PLACE YOU’RE FROM is programmed with invited guest Teresa Cisneros and Andrea Francke, and draws on forms of curating with care. To care is to make, maintain, think about, think with, think through collective positionalities at various moments in time. Andrea and Teresa are occupied with how they practice care and for what end.

Teresa and Andrea share a practice of conversation. For this session at BALTIC 39 they will use this space of conversation to develop collaborative critical thinking in the form of a Platica. This will be followed by an introduction to both of their practices, which span different forms of being within the cultural sector. Cooking will feature in the day as a form of collaboration and sharing.

The afternoon will feature contributions from Lucy Lopez and Jo Capper of Grand Union, followed by embodied reading excerpts from Document 0 and the Logic of Care. We will end the day with more questions to develop our thinking on how we practice from the place we are from, how we affect others, and our complicities in how we may be acting in careless ways.

Please bring along an object of significance to the workshop.

This is part of Ways of Learning BALTIC curated by Kim McAleese & Lucy Lopez


10.00-12.00: A Platica: who is in the room. How we met as desert people? Stories of Crossings.

12.00-13.00: Co-prep Food - Mexican Soup & tortillas

13.00-14.00: Eating together

14.00-14.30: Ways of Learning from Grand Unions’ Lucy Lopez and Jo Capper

14.30-15.00: Embodied Care: Document 0 & the Logic of Care

15.00-16.00: Questions From Care (Care as Relational)

Teresa Cisneros is a Chicana living in London. She is an arts administrator by choice but has been a curator, an educator, and an artist. Cisneros has worked with art institutions including Nottingham Contemporary, Spike Island and Serpentine to explore care, policy making, learning, and the diversity agenda. In 2016-18 at The Showroom she curated Object Positions to explore cultural equity, decolonial processes and colonial administration. She is a part of agency for agency and is Inclusive Practice Lead at Wellcome Collection.

Andrea Francke is a Peruvian artist based in London. Her work focuses on the political implications of categories constructed through and for knowledge-making processes. Her work focuses on concepts of smoothness and the production and maintenance of infrastructure to redefine those categorisations and for political change.

Current Projects: Gaswork’s Participatory Residency evaluation framework as FOTL (with Ross Jardine); FRAND, a play and toy-making collaboration with Francis Patrick-Brady; and Knowledge is Made Here with Sara Greavu exploring local intellectual production and activism for theory making with young people in Derry (NI). Previous Projects: Invisible Spaces of Parenthood with Kim Dhillon; Wish You’d Been Here with Eva Rowson; and The Piracy Project - an international publishing and exhibition project with Eva Weinmayr.