Create a beautiful dual visual and text poem about nature, industry and utopia in this unconscious poetry workshop led by writer and artist Sadia Pineda Hameed. Choose from a selection of patterns and pictures that resonate with you and reflect what you would like the future to be. Then 'weave' them together into a visual poem by sticking them down. Finally, flip the page over to reveal your text poem made up of words from Sadia and Newton born writer and social reformer Robert Owen.
Is your dual poem about the future full of nature and beauty? Does it recall histories of labour and land? This workshop is based around themes related to the works and legacy of Robert Owen, in response to a new monument to be erected in Newtown this year, and will hopefully bring up interesting perspectives on how 'utopia' is built, and what 'utopia' can be.
Sadia Pineda Hameed is a writer and artist based in Cardiff, Wales. She works in film, installation, text and performance to explore collective and inherited trauma; in particular, the latent ways we speak about this through dreaming, telepathic communion and secrets as an anti-colonial strategy inherent to us. Her practice is led by semiotic and associative journeying, and a trust in the intuitive process. She has shown work with Bluecoat, The Mosaic Rooms, Chapter Arts Centre, National Museum Wales, g39, Arcade/Campfa, MOSTYN and others. Sadia is also co-founder of LUMIN, a small press, arts collective, curatorial project and radio programme.