Join Equal Voices in the Room? to try some of the exercises they have developed and explore alternative methods of discussion.
Equal Voices in the Room? is a collaborative and ongoing project that explores the form of discussions used in a pedagogical setting. Primarily taking place through workshops we look at how materials, structure and rules, actions and movement may all be part of discussions and how this may affect the participation of the group in the conversation.
The project sees group work as a microcosm of wider political systems, thus prompting questions about how democracy is enacted through speech and debate. Largely but not just contextualised within pedagogy the project demands a closer more caring look at structures and organisation within daily life and their potential to have political and social effect.
Equal Voices in the Room? was founded by Alex Parry and Cicilia Östholm. Workshops have been run throughout the year (2017-18) by artists Nazanin Rahimi and Rachel Yalisove. The further collective of artists includes Sadie Edginton, Shamma AlAmri, Sing Hang Tam, Milagros Bedoya, Eleni Papazoglou, Sofya Chibisguleva, and Aurora Gazm