Yiannis Colakides. Learning Care

This short talk will discuss the successes and challenges of two 3-day TOC training schools organized by the cultural NGO NeMe that each had its own theme. The first served as an introduction to matters of care as understood and practiced by cultural workers, while the second focused on the issues of collection and data usage. By identifying symptoms, it will raise questions, and propose possible ways forward for the project.

Yiannis Colakides is a practicing architect who trained at the Architectural Association in London, the co-founder (with Helene Black) and director of NeMe, a curator, a Peer Reviewer at the Leonardo Abstracts Service since 2007 and a peer reviewer of Leonardo Journal since 2017. His curatorial work in the past 12 years focuses on new media, and politically and socially engaged arts. He is a frequent guest lecturer in universities and cultural institutions in Cyprus, Greece, Turkey, Spain, Germany and Croatia. Since 1994 he has been actively engaged in advocating the improvement of the legal rights of cultural workers in Cyprus.