The Art of Networking- Platforma Festival with Plymouth College of Art

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Image: Chris Constantine

Location: The Foyle Rooms, Turner Contemporary, Rendevous, Margate, Kent CT9 1HG

Date: 25 October 2019

Time: 13:30 – 15:30 pm

A Counterpoints Arts’ Learning Lab in partnership with Plymouth College of Art

The Art of Networking and the Platforma Festival

A map of the Platforma Festival 2019 spans across the edges and centres of local areas, neighbourhoods, arts venues and cultural organisations in Kent and Medway, resulting in a rich range of creative connections and co-productions. It shows that the art of building networks lies at the very heart of the commissioning and co-curatorial process of the Festival. These are the networks that aspire to be collaborative and cooperative, are often fluid and thrive on negotiating relationships, mutual exchanges and the sharing of resources.

Join us for a reflective conversation before the Platforma Festival ends to help capture some of the concrete forms and potential legacies of these evolving networks. The dialogue will address questions emerging from the event, how we move forward to develop tangible projects and what the implications may be for the institutions and organisations that we interact with. This conversation will include several of the artists, cultural activists, curators, producers, educators and participants who have helped shape and have fed into the reciprocal architecture of the Festival as well as invited participants including among others: Aida Silvestri (Artist & Community Organiser); Gurvinder Sandher (Artistic Director, Cohesion Plus); Stephen Felmingham (Plymouth College of Art); Julie Neville (Platforma South East Coordinator); Tim Butcher (Department for People and Organisations, OU); Tom Green (Counterpoints and  Platforma Coordinator).

Moderated by Áine O’Brien, Co-Director Counterpoints Arts