South East Cultural Assembly
From Eco-Anxiety to Action: How do we free ourselves to take action for climate justice?
10am – 5pm


Samia Dumbuya
Imandeep Kaur

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 Assemble at the De La Warr Pavilion for a day of collective enquiry where we’ll consider how to move beyond worry, overwhelm, guilt, stagnancy and other blocks to taking action. This cultural assembly presented by Culture Declares Emergency offers an opportunity to explore pathways to action by nurturing enquiry, participation, community-building, radical care and collaboration by bringing diverse stake-holders together.

Centred around the magnificent auditorium, the assembly invites attendees to pause together and acknowledge agency. Throughout the assembly we will move around the Pavilion gathering creative inspiration from the site and hearing from guest speakers who will guide our enquiry. The day is filled with provocations, time to reflect, teachings from the sea, making, sharing vegan food, ritual and networking.

Cultural assemblies build on contemporary models of peoples’ assemblies, using creativity to encourage inclusive and imaginative approaches to problem-solving.

These times demand transformation, activating our collective creative force is crucial to generate ideas and break away from old narratives that restrict our ability to believe in alternative futures. This requires a commitment to inclusive and respectful approaches that allow all voices to be heard, and in particular, centering voices that are often marginalised.

The cultural assembly calls cultural workers, artists and art lovers, activists, public authority workers, academics, health and youth workers or anyone else that chimes with the themes across the south east region to participate with courage.

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