DIGITAL PERFORMATIVE LECTURE | Catalysing Change Through Artful Agitation: Part I: Be Ill-Disciplined
19 SEPTEMBER, 2:30-3:30pm
“We need new compasses, fresh tools, and untried directions.”
With the pandemic, Black Lives Matter, and the ongoing crises in climate, health, and technological control, we’ve all been thinking a lot about leadership.
What makes a ‘good’ leader?
What a new kind of leader look like?
As artists, curators, creative producers and theatre-makers, how can we make art, make shows and make change?
Kai Syng Tan is an artist, curator and academic who co-leds the Neurodiversity In/And Creative Research Network. She argues that artists – especially artists with ‘non-standard’ and neurodiverse ways of thinking – can help invent new pathways towards solutions to the major challenges facing our societies, and work to co-create a better world.
In this online performance lecture, Kai will explore how creativity and neurodiversity can drive social change.
‘Normal’ hasn’t worked, so we need leaders with atypical ways of being, thinking, making, and organising for our ‘new normal’. Be Ill-disciplined invites you to critically and creatively explore leadership – and to think about yourself as a leader.
The performative lecture will be followed by a Q&A led by artist and member of the Neurodiversity and/in Creative Research Network, Ashokkumar Mistry. Everyone’s contribution is welcome.
DIGITAL WORKSHOP | 19 SEPTEMBER | 4.00-5.00pm
Be Ill-disciplined will be followed by an online workshop for up to 15 people aged 21-30 who are interested in arts, leadership and social change, with a priority given to those who are ‘neurodiverse’ (broadly, with cognitive approaches different to the ‘standard’, such as dyslexia, autism, ADHD and/or more) or from a BAME or working-class background.
This event will be live captioned. If you have other access needs, you will be able to tell us this when booking your ticket.