“Oracle Seed Dumpling” + Book Launch Roundtable

8 March SAT
📍 Bloc Projects, 71 Eyre Ln, Sheffield, S1 4RB

🕒 1:30 – 3:30pm – WORKSHOP: “Oracle Seed Dumpling”: East & Southeast Asian-focused (ESEA) Workshop with @yarliallison

🕒 4 – 6pm – BOOK LAUNCH ROUNTABLE with Asia-Art-Activism @alikati@yarliallison@yetchor

Bringing together AAA and Sheffield-based people of East and Southeast Asian (ESEA) heritage at @blocprojects, the workshop celebrates AAA’s first publication, ‘Asia-Art-Activism: Experiments in Care and Collective Disobedience’ (and join us for the book launch afterwards). 

The workshop extends conversations from the book on queering history, creating safe spaces and collective memories via the sharing of oral histories.

Facilitated by @yarliallison, the workshop is a fun and safe space for restorative conversations and making, using our shared ESEA histories as a starting point. We will be led through a drawing session inspired by oracle bone scripts—an ancient form of characters engraved on animal bones—which would then be used in the making of ‘seed dumplings’. These may in turn be gifted or sowed in solidarity.

By grafting language into symbols, we hope to travel beyond the limitations of words and cultural barriers to nurture personal and collective memories for greater mutual understanding.

Use your English, Sinopheric as well as imagined pictographs (or a mix of both!) to germinate hopeful possibilities of homes, favourite dishes and letters to your future self.

💌Roundtable discussion follows the workshop
💌Roundtable is FREE & OPEN FOR ALL, drinks & ESEA snacks.

Supported by the School of East Asian Studies, University of Sheffield and Bloc Projects.
Reposted from @asia.art.activism


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