Pilgrim Flask 2019 by Michelle Erickson in Another Crossing at The Box

Making Futures: Another Crossing Study Day 2022

Wednesday 4 May, 10:00am4:30pm
Wednesday 4 May, 10:00am4:30pm
The Box Plymouth
Tavistock Place, Plymouth, PL4 8AX
<p dir="ltr">Plymouth College of Art will host the Making Futures: Another Crossing Study Day on Wednesday 4 May 2022, giving students and academics a unique opportunity to engage with the content, curators and creators of <a href="https://www.theboxplymouth.com/events/exhibitions/another-crossing" target="_blank" rel="noreferrer noopener">Another Crossing</a>, an unprecedented transatlantic collaboration organised by Plymouth College of Art and The Box in Plymouth, England, and the Fuller Craft Museum in Plymouth County, Massachusetts, USA.</p> <p dir="ltr"><strong>Tickets for the Making Futures: Another Crossing Study Day will be limited and are available to <a href="https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/making-futures-another-crossing-study-day-tickets-327312238717" target="_blank" rel="noreferrer noopener">book in advance on Eventbrite</a>.</strong></p> <p dir="ltr">Just over four hundred years ago, the Mayflower embarked from Plymouth, England. On arriving in what seemed to them a 'new world' they established a settlement. But of course this land was already long inhabited. The Wampanoag people lived in the region, which they called Patuxet. For some, the Mayflower voyage and subsequent settlement of Plimoth Colony is a treasured historical event, while for others, the colonisation and treatment of the Wampanoag peoples illustrate imperialism and cultural ruin. </p> <p dir="ltr">Through Another Crossing, ten artists responded to this complex part of our history and its impact on our culture over the last four centuries, examining the cultural impact of this pivotal event on UK, American, Indigenous and world cultures.</p> <p dir="ltr">Plymouth College of Art and Making Future’s Another Crossing Study Day will combine gallery-based talks from the artists who participated in Another Crossing, question and answer sessions in the Box with curators, artists, students and members of the public, an online panel discussion with Curator Glenn Adamson, networking opportunities and most importantly a platform for artists, academics and students to learn about and debate the difficult histories of this defining period and their relationship to contemporary craft practices.<br /></p>

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