We Can Build A Different World:
Exploring Abolition & Mutual Aid

We can build a different world event poster

Panel Series

September 2020

Abolition In The UK

Abolition in the UK Event poster

Public Panel

02.09.2020

We've Always Supported Each Other

We've always supported each other - event poster

Public Panel

09.09.2020

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EVENTS

Decriminalised Futures will be holding a wide range of events as part of the project, including reading groups, workshops, artist drop-in sessions, exhibitions and eventually, a conference. These events are designed to showcase the artwork created for the project, as well as allowing for broader public engagement with the issues and questions this work throws up.

You can find out more details about upcoming events below.

Accessibility information for each event is listed on the individual event page, but if you have any questions or concerns, please get in touch.

Panel Series

September

We Can Build A Different World

Public Panel

02.09.2020

Abolition In The UK

Panel Series

23.09.2020

Imagining New Worlds

READING GROUPS

In May 2019, SWARM hosted a three day festival involving panel discussions across a wide range of topics that impact on sex workers, and that connect and intersect with sex worker rights organising and broader struggles for justice.

Each panel was recorded, and these recordings form the basis of artwork being created as part of the Decriminalised Futures project. However, the breadth of knowledge present in the panels was so significant that we wanted to ensure that the questions raised and the discussions sparked by the speakers continued long after the conference.

To do this, we’ll be holding monthly reading groups, each one based around a different panel. Participants will be encouraged to listen to the recording, and read a few relevant articles before having an informal discussion of the questions and issues raised.

Meetings will run from 6-8pm via Zoom, join us an hour earlier at 5pm if you would like to listen to the recording as a group.

Sign up for the next meeting here.

#SWARMCON2019

A Decriminalised Future: Sex Workers’ Festival of Resistance was a festival of panels, workshops, art, films and discussion for sex workers and our allies. It featured a two day public conference on the 18th and 19th of May, 2019 – you can see the poster for the festival here or take a look at the full schedule and speakers here.

In addition to the conference SWARM also hosted a celebration party featuring performances from Chiyo, Georgie Bee, Joana Nastari, Shakon Fire, and Tequila Rose and Sasha Diamond. Fannie Fierce and Resis’dance were our DJs and That Ray was our host.