Location: Ashburton Arts Space

Food is a universal need and key pathway to connectedness. Consider the phrases “a seat at the table,” “let us break bread,” or “the way to any person’s heart is through their stomach.” These are among the most tangible metaphors for community, belonging, and acceptance. And when people share a meal, it can be the opportunity to develop and launch inclusive initiatives.
Symposium is a communal potluck meal, staged in the main space of a Chapel. It is also an art work in its own right. The process of listening to the community will be the art here: ideas, words and phrases will emerge from the conversations that are held while sharing the meal and be notated to form a poetic ‘score’ or constellation of ideas.