equal play | A Symposium: Panel 1 - Non-Gendered and Non-Directive Play

Archive Shelf Location BALTICM2021
Publication Date 14 May 2022

equal play explores the principles of non-hierarchical, non-gendered and non-prescriptive play environments, and takes inspiration from Dutch architect, Aldo van Eyck’s fixed structural/sculptural ‘alphabet’. This has transformed the gallery into an active space of play and experimentation. In parallel, the exhibition shares Potrony’s research into the Antisexist Men's Movement which sought to address care and equality, specifically, through men's involvement in childcare.

Expanding on the themes of equal play, this online one-day symposium will include two panels: Non-Gendered and Non-Directive Play and Men in Childcare. The first panel will consider the importance of non-gendered and non-directive play in shaping futures. The second panel will consider if and how the historical context of Men in Childcare and publications such as Achilles Heel continue to inform the work of organisations, such as the local group of fathers and fathers-to-be North East Young Dads & Lads.

Panel 1: Non-Gendered and Non-Directive Play
led by equal play artist Albert Potrony, featuring guest speakers Pooja Rai, Holly Gramazio and Professor Alison Stenning.

Speakers Albert Potrony, Pooja Rai, Holly Gramazio, Alison Stenning
Formats Symposium, MPEG 4
Related Artist Albert Potrony
Month May 2022
Keywords Play, non-gendered, non-hierarchical, non-directive, Care, childcare, Equality, Men in Childcare, North East Young Dads & Lads, Antisexist Men's Movement
Related Events Albert Potrony: equal play (25 September 2021 – 4 September 2022), equal play | A Symposium (14 May 2022)
Related Gallery BALTIC Centre for Contemporary Art

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