Letters, with love

Letters, with love

School of Culture & Creative Arts | Thinking Culture
Date: Tuesday 07 February 2023
Time: 16:00 - 20:00
Venue: The Pipe Factory
Category: Public lectures, Student events
Speaker: Emma Aars, Rosie Coleman Collier, Lucy Rose Cunningham
Website: www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/letters-with-love-tickets-518755540787

>> Letter writing workshop on Tuesday 7th February 2023, 4-8pm, at The Pipe Factory, Glasgow <<

‘Letters, with love’ is a two-part workshop and reading event, involving a letter writing workshop, considering playful and critical ways of using found pieces of text and collage to produce a visual and written package, written to an anonymous other, signed anonymously too. In the second part of the project, packages created at the workshop will be circulated and read aloud in a collective reading evening. Details of reading event to follow. 

Motivated by 1970s U.S. arts collective Les Petites BonBons, we began a dialogue centred around the value of correspondence art, and the activist nature of circulating documents that invite radical care and liberalism. Realising the potential to share a multitude of topics with another person and create a sense of closeness for the receiver, we began considering the place of writing collectively with others in the same space, to foster an intimate environment - from here ‘Letters, with love’ came. 

A range of materials will be supplied but please feel free to bring along your own pens, magazines, found offcuts, postcards or anything to prompt writing. 

Access: Please be aware, the workshop will take place on the Ground Floor of The Pipe Factory, with a kitchen and accessible toilet on the same floor. However, the reading event will be happening on the fourth floor of the venue, which unfortunately is only reached by steps without a lift. We intend to address this in future projects we run, with venues who facilitate step-free access. 

Organised by MLitt Curatorial Practice (Glasgow School of Art / University of Glasgow) students Lucy Rose Cunningham and Rosie Coleman Collier and MLitt Art Writing (Glasgow School of Art) student Emma Aars.

Part of ‘Thinking Culture,’ a cultural programme supported by the School of Culture & Creative Arts, University of Glasgow.

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