Creative Language Cafe

Writing workshops, 2020

Another mode of gathering stories has been through continuing language cafes, writing workshops and listening sessions, held in the various languages of the participants simultaneously and playing with the limits of traditional translation practices. Listening, and indeed narration, is a crucial part of agency and creating new collectivities, as well as enabling empathy; a collective action of understanding similarity and what might emerge in difference.

The first group of workshops, held at Fisksätra Museum in October and November 2020, culminated in a collective publication, Tales from the Kitchen Table, which gathered stories and drawings together into book form.