I’m writing this blog post from the cafe at Somerset House. We’re here for the Utopias Fair which is taking place in the courtyard and includes stands and stalls and many different wares and ideas related to the idea of utopia…
And it’s been a very strange time to do this.
When we first started this project, I don’t think the referendum was particularly on anyone’s mind. Now, we’re here, with our paintings, books, craft activities, our film, our performance which are all around the ‘utopian’ idea of welcome. What does it mean to be welcome? What does it mean to welcome? How do we welcome people?
But the talk at the fair is about the referendum.
Perhaps now more than ever we have to think about utopia, and how we might think about futures in a period of uncertainty..
So, how do we think about welcome during uncertain times?