• Learning from Riots - Riot as Learning

    Stafford Scott & Rhian E Jones Talk

    Wednesday 16th January 7-8:30pm

    What can an understanding of riots teach us about the context in which they happen? What does the experience and feeling of being in a riot tell us about its conditions? This event brings together Stafford Scott, a community organiser based in Tottenham who has published several articles about institutional racism and the 2011 riots, alongside Welsh writer Rhian E Jones, whose research spans popular culture, class, gender and 19th century Welsh riots. Both Rhian E Jones and Stafford Scott were invited to lead research sessions within the theatre project that Emanuel Almborg organised with young people for his film The Nth Degree. Jamie Baker and Mary Yekini (actors that participated in the project) will also respond to the talks.

    There will be a special late screening of The Nth Degree at 6pm prior to the event.
    Stafford Scott was a co-founder of the Broadwater Farm Defence Campaign after the riots in 1985 and is now a consultant on racial equality. He has a long experience as community campaigner and is a regular contributor to The Guardian where he published several articles about both the 1985 and 2011 riots in Tottenham. 
    Rhian E. Jones writes on history, politics and popular culture. She is a regular contributor to The Guardian and Quietus and is the author of ‘Petticoat Heroes: Gender, Culture and Popular Protest in the Rebecca Riots’. In 2013 she published 'Clampdown' with Zero Books.
  • Rosa Aiello and Patricia L. Boyd



    Private View Thursday 31st January 6-9pm

    Around two corners, built for the exhibition, Aiello and Boyd present new sculptural, photographic, and sound works. From the air in the gallery, to the nuts and bolts of grammatical formulations, the works are conceived in relation to conditions that are already present.

    Rosa Aiello (b. 1987, Hamilton, Canada) lives and works between Berlin and Hamilton. Recent exhibitions include The Coquette, The Prude, at The Southern Alberta Art Gallery, Lethbridge, Builder and Demon, Éclair, Berlin; Fate Presto, at Museo Casa Masaccio, San Giovanni Valdarno; Acoustic Holographic Language, Bureau des Réalités, Brussels. Her writing has been published in Triple Canopy, CanadianArt, Art Papers, and F. R. David. Her video works are part of the public collection of the Whitney Museum of American Art (New York), and of the Centre George Pompidou (Paris). 

    Patricia L. Boyd (b. 1980, London) lives and works in New York. Recent solo and group exhibitions include: Other Mechanisms, Secession, Vienna; 1856, Melbourne; Good Grammar, Potts, Los Angeles (all 2018); Operator, 80WSE, New York; Us, 3236RLS, London; Mechanisms, The Wattis Institute for Contemporary Art, San Francisco; Interiors, Front Desk Apparatus, New York; AEROSOL, 500 Capp Street Foundation, San Francisco (all 2017); Metrics, Modern Art Oxford (2015). She has received moving image commissions from EMPAC, The Curtis R. Priem Experimental Media and Performing Arts Center, Troy (2015-16); and Frieze Film, London (2013).

    Developed with the generous support of The Arts Council England and the Canada Council for the Arts.