‘A Farewell to Progress’ brings together writers and poets for an evening of readings, alongside a new video animation by the artist Dorine van Meel.
Participants will look at the western capitalist and colonial narrative of “progress” and respond from their specific perspectives and practices. Pointing to the harmful underlying ideologies of progress, the contributors demand its dismantling. These readings aim to re-think not only one’s possible relations to a future, if the narrative of progress is abandoned, but also question how one might relate to the present.
‘A Farewell to Progress’ is initiated by the artist Dorine van Meel. Rose-Anne Gush, Dorine van Meel, Naomi Tattum and Wail Qasim will respond to the topic of progress in the light of the political context of the UK.