Transformative Futures Takeover - Camden Art Centre

A weekend of activity in Camden Art Centre, led by participants from the 2022/23 Youth Collective.

As the culmination of our year long Transformative Futures programme, this weekend showcase will present an opportunity for the Collective to present their works and findings of experimentation and material investigation.

Exploring a range of themes including embodiment, collaboration and connection, the Takeover will also launch a zine produced by the collective. The zine showcases their reflections of the Transformative Futures programme and their alternative approaches to creating.

Alongside seeing the artworks created throughout the sessions, visitors will be able to reflect, respond and connect across the site through workshops and participatory installations led by the collective.

Transformative Futures is Camden Art Centre’s Youth Collective for 15 – 25 year olds which focuses on creative process and exploration. The 2022/23 season of Transformative Futures, was led by artists Adam Moore and Becky Lyon, who guided the cohort on a seasonal exploration of contemporary art and alternative ways of being. The Youth Collective will re-launch in October 2023 after a Summer break, details on how to sign up will be available in September.


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The Artists

Becky Lyon is an English x Jamaican artist and ‘artecologist’ exploring how art practice can illuminate and re-enchant relationships to our animate and inter-relational ecology. Her work manifests in multiple forms from tactile installations to rituals, sensory artefacts to participatory gatherings. She hosts numerous events, gatherings and workshops designed to excite and inspire people to build more care-full connections with ecology for the likes of School of Machines, Making and Make-Believe Berlin, Natural England and The London Interdisciplinary School. She is also a ranger for London National Park City connecting people to nature through art. She has an MA Art & Science from Central Saint Martins.

Currently she is convening the Squishy Sessions exploring the intersection of touch x tactility x care; contemplating “earthly curriculums” and dialoguing with dead wood; contemplating land as a verb through mark-making; brewing up ooey gooey workshops for conferences, hosting EARTHSHAPES monthly gatherings tuning into the rhythms of the season; ripping up the reading group format with the B|T|W|N THE L|AV|S: A Critical De/compost Reading Group; rebodying with London’s ancient woodland ecology at Goldsmiths University; drafting a paper on “Sensuous Ecologies” and dreaming up an artist-led forest school for grown ups!

Adam Moore is a transdisciplinary artist who dances and works with dance. Creating nourishing conditions for encountering dancing, he designs, builds, and choreographs performance installations, applying choreographic, embodied and sociopolitical processes for dance making to his works in ceramics, drawing, film, painting, sculpture, sound and text. Dancing with people, life forms, materials and structures in the places he lives and the spaces he moves through, he heals open the closures between fragmented dimensions of reality touching us and our world deeply. Synthesising material, sensory and spiritual dimensions of the self with the world and with others, he examines different ways of living that soften hardened institutions, stewarding life to thrive.