With the pandemic, Black Lives Matter, and the ongoing crises in climate, health, and technological control, we’ve all been thinking a lot about leadership.
Kai Syng Tan is an artist, curator and academic who co-leds the Neurodiversity In/And Creative Research Network. She argues that artists – especially artists with ‘non-standard’ and neurodiverse ways of thinking – can help invent new pathways towards solutions to the major challenges facing our societies, and work to co-create a better world.
‘Normal’ hasn’t worked, so we need leaders with atypical ways of being, thinking, making, and organising for our ‘new normal’. Be Ill-disciplined invites you to critically and creatively explore leadership – and to think about yourself as a leader. In this online performance lecture, artist and academic Kai will explore how creativity and neurodiversity can drive social change.
The performative lecture will be followed by a Q&A led by artist and member of the Neurodiversity and/in Creative Research Network, Ashokkumar Mistry.
Be Ill-disciplined will be followed by an online workshop for up to 15 people aged 21-30 who are interested in arts, leadership and social change, with a priority given to those who are ‘neurodiverse’ (broadly, with cognitive approaches different to the ‘standard’, such as dyslexia, autism, ADHD and/or more) or from a BAME or working-class background.
For more info about Kai Syng Tan's digital performative lecture and workshop, how-to book, and access provided please visit: https://performingborders.live/2020/08/14/be-ill-disciplined-public-lecture-workshop-by-kai-syng-tan/