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In May the De La Warr Pavilion hosted an online event Who Cares? An afternoon reflecting on care, its realities, and how art and cultural workers have addressed the changing landscape of care over the past year.

Watch the discussion here.

In conversation with Kate Adams, artist, advocate, parent activist and CEO/ Artist Director of Project Art Works, author Madeleine Bunting discussed her book Labours of Love (2020), drawn from five years research and conversations with paid and unpaid caregivers across the UK. The stories Labours of Love relates conjure a different way of imagining our society and the connections between us. Followed by a panel discussion between three artists working innovatively in different care contexts.

Esther Springett, who leads on Project Art Works’ Support Collective, shared ways in which responding to emergency and deepening inequalities have shaped PAW’s work over the last year.

Ali Eisa shared his enquiries into ways of dealing with experiences of exclusion, marginalisation and precariousness, and how care may shape a collective future, through his work with Autograph and in his own practice.

Nikki Hafter shared learning from the Art of Conversation with Aphasia, a project co-devised with and for people with aphasia.

Image: Studio B, Project Art Works online practice in 2020