A weekend of intercultural grocery shopping, culinary adventures and sharing stories about ingredients, journeys, migration, nationality and material culture.
Potluck Stories is a workshop that uses food, cooking and hospitality to have discussions and share stories around anti-racism, representation, barriers between communities and lesser known cultural and historical narratives. Participants will learn to navigate three local supermarkets from smaller minority communities in Britain (e.g., Kurdish, Roma, Thai, South Indian/Sri Lankan and Malaysian) in an anti-racist and intercultural shopping spree.
Guided by artist Jack Tan, curator Annie Jael Kwan, and invited immigrant cooks, participants will encounter new as well as familiar ingredients as cultural objects embedded in and with stories of settlement, empire, trade and nationalism. Participants will then be given the opportunity to meaningfully research and make a dish from these supermarkets and come together in a celebratory potluck dinner discussion.
This workshop is open to artists, community organisers, and anyone interested in food as a container of stories and a bridge between cultures. We particularly welcome those from migrant and diaspora backgrounds and/or those who work with those communities in Glasgow. Participants do not need to be good cooks but should know their way around a kitchen and have a curiosity about new foods.
Dates: 24 – 25 August 2019, 9am-8pm (24 Aug); 10am-6pm (25 Aug)
Jack Tan (artist) and Annie Jael Kwan (curator) have been engaging in multiple dialogues around ‘Asia’ and activism in their research-led practices. This workshop develops their shared interest in methodologies of working with food and communality as practice. Jack is an artist who explores the connection between the social, the legal and art and he creates performances and participatory installations. Annie is an independent curator and researcher. Her work explores borders, movement, identity and futurity in contemporary and live art.
For questions about this DIY, please contact the artist.
Banner image credit:
Image credit: the artists
Professional development projects – BY artists FOR artists – across the UK.
Parading for the right to be unfixed, letting surfaces slip and slide, transgressing horizons, bodies, identities and worldsRead more
A residential workshop for multi-racial performance people on an island in the English Channel.Read more
Two day experiment at performance production by shy people and performance writing by bad spellers.Read more
Learn to build and program wearable sensors for use in sound based live art.Read more
A playfully theatrical DIY for trans, intersex, non-binary and genderqueer artists exploring notions of realness through the desires of a wooden puppet to be “a real boy”.Read more
A weekend of dance and discussion for anyone interested in thinking about gender through dancing.Read more
Writing down and getting someone else to perform performances that can not or should not be written down and given to someone else to perform.Read more
Un-straightening, leaking and oozing towards queer entanglement, through an embodied practice of sweating.Read more
A two-day workshop on the art of sharing in collaborative encounters for artists in the North West.Read more
Creating a connection practice based on karaoke and daydreaming and oversharing and shared chipsRead more
3 day immersive workshop, exploring the body, ancestral memory and the land. To liberate creative actions towards a Decolonised Future.Read more
Exploring artist responses to Jewishness and antisemitism by spending Shabbat (the Jewish day of rest) together.Read more
Are you feeling fed up and pissed off? Are you confused and overwhelmed? Are you isolated and unfulfilled? Are you ready to welcome ART into your life? THE CULT WELCOMES YOU.Read more
Reimagining Scale, Ambition and Access for Monsters in Performance, through the lens of Feminist Sci-FiRead more
Between climate breakdown, austerity and Brexit, the UK is facing its greatest political crisis in decades. What place is there for artists within the UK’s political institutions?Read more
Pack your cases, ready to embark on a Dark Romance of the ageing self, Exploring, releasing and adoring the inner GILFRead more
theory and philosophy for women channeling punk, rave energies and radical sensitivityRead more