January 14, 2016, by criticalmoment

Winter Detox Workshop at Nottingham Contemporary January 19th

Toxic Objects and Inhospitable Environments

Tuesday January 19th 4.00 – 8.00


What better way to start the New Year than with a detox?!

Mobilising the language of toxicity is a tried and tested element of strategies for individualised health management (”Detox!”, “Declutter!” and so on) but it quickly shifts into territories that are far less easy to subdue. The “pharmakon”, the ancient Greek term meaning both remedy and poison, illustrates an ambiguity in the toxicological register whose consequences are far from having been fully explored. Name your poison!

Organised around ideas about “toxic objects” and “inhospitable environments” this workshop builds on the explorations of toxicity across the ecological registers of the mental, social, and natural, initiated at the End of Summer school held at Nottingham Contemporary in September last year, so as to look a bit more closely at the myriad ways in which poisons shape our lives. No special preparation or previous attendance is required for participation, although the workshop is collaborative in intention and will benefit from some forethought.

The workshop will be take place in the café downstairs at Nottingham Contemporary, between 4.00 and 8.00 next Tuesday (January 19th).  If you would like to attend this workshop or would like to know more, please follow the link below to sign up. Alternatively, you can email Andrew Goffey (andrew.goffey@nottingham.ac.uk)


The Toxic Objects and Inhospitable Environments workshop is organised jointly by the Centre for Critical Theory at the University of Nottingham and the Public Programme at Nottingham Contemporary.

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