Working Group Announced
19 Jul 2020
Hypericum: A Code of Practice
Obsidian Coast is excited to announce the beginning of Hypericum: A Code of Practice, a research project developing a collectively produced, ever-evolving code of practice for feminist, antiracist, anticolonial and environmentally sustainable arts organising.
Following a national open call from May till July 2020, Obsidian Coast and the White Pube have selected five independent arts workers and curatorial platforms to lead the project alongside Obsidian Coast: Angela Chan (Worm: art + ecology), Divya Osbon, Anjali Prashar-Savoie, Jamila Prowse and La Sala (Alba Colomo & Lucy Lopez).
Hypericum departs from the proposition that, whilst cultural organisations hold the potential to participate in reimagining the socio-political conditions under which we live, often any tangibly counterhegemonic practice is curtailed by the reliance of organisations on predominant value systems of hetero/cissexist patriarchy, white supremacy, ableism, capitalist extraction, competition and accelerated production with maximum efficiency. The project is an attempt to envision what it would mean to place care, generosity and solidarity in the crux of all arts organising, and to share these imaginings as an evolving open source code for practice.
Read more about Hypericum: A Code of Practice and the newly formed Working Group.