This exhibition takes a look at the avant-garde practices that the psychiatrist Francesc Tosquelles carried out in the therapeutic, political and cultural field. Tosquelles transformed psychiatric institutions during the Republic and in fascist Europe. Today, he is an inspiration when addressing mental health policies in times of extreme crisis. This exhibition has the support of the 4Cs Project.
What does mediation mean/do for/in visual and culture studies? This is the question that we asked ourselves throughout the 4Cs, more particularly over the mediation labs and the workshops. In this handbook, we have gathered essays from curators and thinkers as well as the materials produced during the mediation activities of the 4Cs. Composed as much of theories as of practical examples, the handbook aims to provide a critical reflection on the transforming potential of mediation.
In these horrible times for Ukraine, which put at risk our coexistence and all sorts of life in the world, the 4Cs stands in solidarity with the Ukrainian people. We are against the war and any actions towards it.
When walking in the City you feel impelled to look up —up towards the top of the towering buildings. It’s almost as if you are being forced to make an act of obeisance to something.
Obeisance to what? To Power & Hierarchy and, in particular to masculine power and hierarchy.
This is a list compiled by concerned cultural workers for our colleagues in Ukraine. The list is being updated and is not exhaustive. Our partner, Nida Art Colony of Vilnius Academy of Arts on the Curonian Spit in Lithuania has space to host art institutional teams from Ukraine, artists, and culture professionals with their families as well as full study courses with students to live and potentially continue conducting work and studies.
Spike Island presents the first iteration of "Nosferasta". "Nosferasta" is commissioned and produced by Gasworks, London and Spike Island, Bristol and is part of the European Cooperation project 4Cs: From Conflict to Conviviality through Creativity and Culture, co-funded by Creative Europe and the Royal College of Art. The film is also supported by Creative Capital and Cinereach.