Albert Potrony: equal play - poster/zine

Albert Potrony: equal play - poster/zine
Archive Shelf Location 4A4(2)
Sealed Shelf Location 13B2(1)
Publication Date 2022

Can we make use of the experiences from previous generations to help us imagine new ways of being in the future?

With that question in mind, from November 2021 to March 2022, Dylan Brown, Jed Donnelly, Nathan Noble, Robert Oughton, Will Patterson, Jordan Pike, Jordan Richardson and Mark Ridden - a group of young fathers from the North East Young Dads & Lads Project (NEYD&L) met at BALTIC, to explore materials from the exhibition and think about how they relate to their own experiences of fatherhood. The group worked with myself, Jonah York, youth worker at NEYDL and Dr Michael J Richardson, lecturer in Human Geography. The sessions were supported by Vicky Sturrs, BALTIC’s Head of Learning and Civic Engagement.

Throughout the project the group talked, worked and played, inviting their children and partners to join them in some of the sessions. They also met former members of the Achilles Heel Collective, Paul Atkinson, Andy Metcalf and Paul Morrison.

This poster/zine and accompaning book is the result of our conversations; a compilation of some of the thoughts on fatherhood that emerged during our time together. We hope it carries the warm, wise, funny and sometimes angry voices of the young fathers, opening a window into their experiences. A clear message runs through its fragments; the importance and value of care as a tool to build a better future.

Albert Potrony. March 2022

Quantity 1
Pages 26
Formats A5 Zine, fold-out poster
Publisher BALTIC Centre for Contemporary Art
Related Artist Albert Potrony
Keywords Play, Fatherhood, Parenthood, childcare, young fathers, social space, co-creation, Care, non-hierarchical, North East Young Dads & Lads, Men in Childcare
Related Event Albert Potrony: equal play (25 September 2021 – 4 September 2022)

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