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Self-Service: Lab-oratory - Participatory Event

Sun 6 May 2018

Launching at CCA as part of Glasgow International 2018, Self-Service is a collaborative project led by Kirsty Hendry and Ilona Sagar produced in response to the archives of The Peckham Pioneer Centre – a radical biological social experiment for encouraging health, local empowerment, and self-organisation founded in the first half of the 20th century. Taking the form of an event series and publication, Self-Service brings together new works from Hendry, Sagar, and a range of invited collaborators and contributors to explore the history, design, and social context of welfare - examining our increasingly uneasy and technology infused relationship to health, wellbeing labour.

Lab-oratory is the second of two events that have been developed as a companion to the publication.

Inspired by serial publication authored by the members of the Peckham Experiment titled ‘Guinea Pig’, though, talks, discussion, and working directly with the archive, together we will collectively generate new responses to the original materials. Led by Ilona Sagar and Kirsty Hendry, with invited contributions from Dr Elsa Richardson and Anna Clover and Dr Lisa Curtice, Lab-oratory will consider questions of voice, agency, and authority in relation to the archive.