Hosted by Kirsty Russell and Caroline Tina
Following on from conversations in the city around support (Including during the PALM group show, and in the recent SCAN event) we would like to open a reading group on the subject, gathering together different perspectives on the issue and at the same time considering texts as a shared basis for acting in the world.
The first book we have selected is Support Structures, Celine Condorelli.
‘Support Structures is a manual for what bears, sustains, props, and holds up. It is a manual for those things that encourage, give comfort, approval, and solace; that care for and provide consolation and the necessities of life. It is a manual for that which assists corroborates, advocates, articulates, substantiates, champions, and endorses; for what stands behind, underpins, frames, presents, maintains, and strengthens. Support Structures is a manual for those things that give, in short, support. While the work of supporting might traditionally appear as subsequent, unessential, and lacking value in itself, this manual is an attempt to restore attention to one of the neglected, yet crucial modes through which we apprehend and shape the world.’
The book can be purchased online and we also have 4 copies available to buy from us. We encourage you to consider options to share books and we will also share excerts prior to the session.
This reading group will be held on Thursday 14th September, 6-8pm at The Anatomy Rooms. In order to begin a conversation prior to the session we invite you to post relevant links and other content to the blog – www.supportstructuresreadinggroup.tumblr.com