Communal lunches - July 16, 18, 19
Communal lunches - July 16, 18, 19

Communal lunches — July 16/18/19

Developing a prototype for opening Lighthouse’s doors


15-19 July, 1-2.30pm
Lighthouse, BN1 4AJ



Barcelona-based artist Jordi Ferreiro will be taking over our main reception space 15-19 July for 'Cuñas, topes y sujetapuertas / doorstops, wedges and holding space'. Jordi will be thinking about how Lighthouse can open up to different users and uses, and what operational, staffing or architectural changes this might need.

During the week Jordi will co-host three public communal lunches with different speakers. They’ll share their experiences and thoughts on what cultural organisations need to do if they genuinely want to become inclusive of different perspectives in the way they work.

The lunches are open to all. Parents and carers with children are welcome. Sign up here.

Food is provided by local non-profit cooking collectives including Lalibela Ethiopian Kitchen and Brighton Cauldron. All lunches are vegan, with gluten-free and nut-free options.

Cuñas, topes y sujetapuertas/doorstops, wedges and holding space has been developed through conversations with Matt Weston, co-director of Brighton-based utopian regeneration agency Spacemakers, and forms the culmination of Curator in Residence Eva Rowson’s programme ‘Who’s doing the washing up – and where’s the sink?’.

Tuesday 16 July, 1-2.30pm
Lunch with curator Ben Messih
Food by Lalibela Ethiopian Kitchen
Ben is a curator working with artists, children and communities. Over lunch, he’ll share his approaches to navigating administrative processes – such as budgets, salaries and funding bids – and how these open (or close) doors into cultural institutions for different people.
Reserve a place: free/pay what you can

Thursday 18 July, 1-2.30pm
Lunch with Viral 2018 participants: Community for creatives
Food by Brighton Cauldron
Join Lara Antoine, Boudicca, Chanel Stephens and Saygal Yusuf, a group of young artists, photographers, rappers and music label-founders and participants in Viral, Lighthouse’s mentorship and peer-to-peer support programme for young people in 2018. They will host a discussion about how Lighthouse can create more opportunities for young people to get involved, host events and form networks.
Reserve a place: free/pay what you can

Friday 19 July, 1-2.30pm
Lunch with Jamila Prowse: Does anyone really care?
Food by Lerato Umah-Shaylor
Independent curator, writer and editor Jamila Prowse hosts the final lunch to ask if institutions are really listening to the needs of the marginalised groups they want to more inclusive of – and if they really care.
Reserve a place: free/pay what you can

Support for travel to Lighthouse: We can assist with travel costs to Lighthouse for several places at each lunch. Please email eva@lighthouse.org.uk if you need assistance in getting to us.

Dietary requirements: We will try to make sure each lunch suits as many dietary requirements as possible. If you have a dietary requirement beyond gluten-free, nut-free and vegan, please let us know in advance and we will try our best to make sure it’s met.

Jordi Ferreiro is an artist and educator based in Barcelona, Spain. His projects use strategies based on institutional mediation, play and experimental educational movements to interfere in the relations between institutions, art and audiences. His research into organisational models has developed recently through the collaborative project ‘como imaginar una musea?’ (how to imagine a feminist museum?) – an ongoing attempt to re-think the art institution from a feminist perspective, run on concepts of collaboration, hospitality and shared access.

Supported by Re-Imagine Europe, co-funded by the Creative Europe Programme of the European Union. Acción Cultural Española (AC/E) also supports Jordi Ferreiro’s residency and commission at Lighthouse through the Programme for the Internationalisation of Spanish Culture (PICE), in the framework of the Mobility grants.


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