Stuart Hall Library
18.30 - 20.30
Free, booking essential.
In this presentation, collective Fresh New Anxieties will discuss their practice of designing sustainable self-care and professional frameworks in relations to chronic health conditions, disability and neurodiversity. They will also examine how austerity and accompanying micro-aggressions operate within creative contexts.
Fresh New Anxieties
Meeting weekly at each other’s homes, Fresh New Anxieties try to create a community of care, centring collectivity and an empathetic but critical environment allowing people to speak openly about their struggles and self-doubt. This supports them to develop methodologies of radical self-care, unpicking ingrained ideas about their own value based on productivity and capacity for labour. All this as resistance to institutional structures which systematically contribute to people’s disempowerment and alienation, adding to an epidemic of poor mental and physical health.