Following articule’s Montréal Monochrome IV: Study Hall, members of the Fabulous Committee present Table Setting, a dinner conversation series seeking to create more spaces at articule for Indigenous and people of colour artists, educators, activists, and community members to speak with each other.
Table Setting will take place in two parts: the first will be an open table discussion moderated by a special guest, a porous centre table of conversation where participants come to and away from as the conversation shifts. Dinner will be served as the second part of the evening. In the hopes of recreating the safety and intimacy of shared meals, participants will share food in smaller groups. This will provide the time for honest conversations that stay attentive to the theme of the evening but grow organically, without the structure of the facilitated discussion.
Table Setting, as it incorporates elements of mediated discussion with community gathering, is one way articule is attempting to practice the suggestions for a safer space that arose out of the centre’s ongoing consultation in relation to anti-oppression.
Participating Artists: cheyanne turions (Toronto)