The Deep Adaptation approach involves the following:
Relinquishment – people and communities letting go of certain assets, behaviors and beliefs where retaining them could make matters worse
Resilience – people and communities better coping with disruptions
Restoration – rediscovering forgotten attitudes and approaches to life, such as increased community-level productivity and support
The NewBridge Project is embarking on a process of collective learning to deepen understanding through conversation, action and creativity.
Artists and activists based at The NewBridge Project are keen to move these ideas forward, and are asking questions about necessary changes that are required on an individual and local, as well as a national and global, level. The group are aware that it isn’t only about what obligations we have, but also our capacities to act – in this programme, responsibility is rethought as “response-ability”.
Alongside a programme of events, Deep Adaptation presents work by artists Rhona Foster, Alex Lockwood, Chad McCail and Lucien Anderson and David Lisser who are working in collaborative ways to explore these ideas within Newcastle and Gateshead.
Events: Wednesday 11 April – Saturday 19 May