Wednesday, 27 March 2013

Play Fight: Exploring Pro-Social Conflict

Sat 20 Apr, 2-5.30pm, £5/£3 conc
South London Gallery
Clore Studio & Sceaux Gardens Estate

This afternoon symposium explores the social uses of conflict through looking at ‘play-fighting’ in various different forms, the ‘rough and tumble’ of children’s play, the role of conflict in socially-engaged art practices, as well as the organisational/community contexts through which the process of conflict and resolution take place.

Playworker, writer and activist Morgan Leichter-Saxby frames the debate, exploring the ways in which play can help us access aspects of ourselves that we fight against knowing or accepting. She argues that, both in psychological and neighbourhood contexts, play can be a process by which the marginalized becomes incorporated into the whole. Artists Laura Eldret and Anthony Schrag talk about their recent work with children exploring play-fighting, commissioned as part of SLG Local, along with contributions from young people and children themselves.

This event is part of SLG Local, which is sponsored by Bloomberg and funded by the National Lottery through the Big Lottery Fund.

Booking is essential. Book online or call 020 7703 6120.

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