Who Are We? is a cross-platform event designed for Tate Exchange (Tate Modern) reflecting on identity, belonging, migration and citizenship. The programme is shaped by co-creation, co-production and exchange among artists, arts and culture organisations, audiences, activists and academics.
Who Are We? 2018 moves out and beyond the Tate – making it less London-centric – to include projects and organisations across the UK with some initiatives in Europe and beyond, too.
The 2018 programme explores the production of people and place with a rich range of connected sub-themes: housing, displacement, memory and migration, movement, politics of language teaching, the design of a hostile environment, rural, regional and urban ecosystems/transformations, food, environmental and racial justice.
2018 focuses on the slow production of cross-border solidarities, relationships and innovations being practiced by artists and arts organisations alongside local communities and neighbourhoods. Via the interdisciplinary research and commissioning work of b-side Festival, Dorset; Deveron Arts, Huntley; Art House, Wakefield; Cultural Spring, Sunderland and South Tyneside; Isis Arts, Newcastle; Museum of Movements, Malmo; CREATE, Dublin and many more.
This year’s programme also features a series of collaborative artist/academic projects at different stages of experimental production, including a ‘Stitch in Time…’; ‘Are We Data’; ‘Syrian Cultural Index Project’ and ‘Migrating Proverbs’.
For Who Are We? 2018 we have commissioned a series of bespoke films focusing on the often-invisible modes of production underpinning the making process. These films along with others will guide visitors across the floor. We invite you to drop into Who Are We? and take part in the many conversations prompted by a mix of participatory installations, workshops, symposia, Learning Labs, screenings and live performance.