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equal play: A Symposium

Sat 14 May 11.00-16.00

Saturday 14 May 2022, 11.00-16.00

Online Event via Zoom

Free booking essential, donations tickets available*

Join this one-day, two-panel online event focusing on the themes from Albert Potrony’s current BALTIC exhibition equal play.

equal play explores the principles of non-hierarchical, non-gendered and non-prescriptive play environments, and takes inspiration from Dutch architect, Aldo van Eyck’s fixed structural/sculptural ‘alphabet’. This has transformed the gallery into an active space of play and experimentation. In parallel, the exhibition shares Potrony’s research into the Antisexist Men's Movement which sought to address care and equality, specifically, through men's involvement in childcare.

Expanding on the themes of equal play, this online one-day symposium will include two panels: Non-Gendered and Non-Directive Play and Men in Childcare. The first panel will consider the importance of non-gendered and non-directive play in shaping futures. The second panel will consider if and how the historical context of Men in Childcare and publications such as Achilles Heel continue to inform the work of organisations, such as the local group of fathers and fathers-to-be North East Young Dads & Lads.

Panel 1: Non-Gendered and Non-Directive Play 11-12.30pm, will be led by equal play artist Albert Potrony, featuring guest speakers Pooja Rai, Holly Gramazio and Professor Alison Stenning.

Panel 2: Men in Childcare 2-4pm, will be led by Michael Richardson, featuring guest speakers Martin Robb, Jonah York, Anna Tarrant, Ben Messih and Rob Lester.


We want our events to be inclusive and accessible for everyone. You can let us know about any accessibility requirements you have when you book your ticket.

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Otter Ai will be available throughout the session for a transcript of conversation in real time. A recording and transcript will also be available after the event.

Visitor Code of Conduct

In continuously working towards BALTIC being an equitable, enjoyable and safe space we ask everyone to read and follow BALTIC’s Visitor Code of Conduct.

*Plus booking fee. We are unable to give refunds on donations tickets.