Northern Winter Workshops
The Northern Winter Workshops is a program of preparatory workshops taking place in the four months leading up to the Southern Summer School organized in various art venues across South Africa, the Netherlands, and the United Kingdom. These workshops are open to the public and organized by a range of artists, theorists, and activists.
The Northern Winter Workshops project begins with the acknowledgment that the colonial involvement of the Dutch and the British empire in South Africa is not only a historical fact that may be consigned to the past, but that coloniality continues to operate in the present.
The project wants to interrogate what it means for art practitioners to actively challenge eurocentric paradigms in the art world, investigate how they can form relationships of solidarity and exchange across national boundaries, and work towards creating non-normative spaces open to a multiplicity of stories, histories, languages, cultures, voices, and sounds.