Artist Talk: Invisible Spaces of Parenthood

This Artist Talk will highlight Andrea Francke and Kim Dhillon’s research into parenthood, childcare and Early Years Education through their collaborative open-research platform, Invisible Spaces of Parenthood.

Art Talk previously on at Serpentine Galleries in Greater London, United Kingdom.
From Saturday 24 October 2015 to Saturday 24 October 2015

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Andrea Francke and Kim Dhillon of Invisible Spaces of Parenthood will discuss their collaborative practice following on from their Changing Play residency at the Portman Early Childhood Centre. Influenced by the DIY culture of the Sixties and Seventies, Invisible Spaces of Parenthood takes Second Wave Feminist thought as a frame of reference to question the political, pedagogical, social and economic structures around parenting today.

Beginning in Autumn 2014, Andrea and Kim undertook a residency at the Portman Early Childhood Centre,
Westminster, as part of The Serpentine Galleries
Changing Play programme. Inspired by the pedagogy of early years pioneer Friedrich Froebel and his influence on the Bauhaus movement, they worked with children, parents, carers and staff to use Froebel’s ‘Gifts and Occupations’ as an open-ended, non-gendered and inexpensive resource which supported intergenerational play. Andrea and Kim are in the process of producing Shapes; a kit for play based on a reworking of Froebel’s 7th Gift.

Changing Play is the Serpentine Galleries three year project exploring aspects of play through long-term engagement with children aged 0-5, their families and the people who work with them.
Free. No booking required.