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Critical Interruptions | Temporary Works – COVID-19 Update

14th November 2020

Temporary Works – COVID-19 Update is an open-access digital archive of real, imagined and potential closures and notices of termination in and around Deptford.

You can access and contribute to Temporary Works here: https://www.tempworks-c19.com

This is a project about the local response to a global crisis, about how communities respond to emergencies, and how states of emergencies are marshalled. It investigates how crises are experienced, and how they might link to histories and potential futures of Deptford, including its colonial and migration history, its redevelopment, and other local resonances of national and international politics. The project maps what has changed and what has been lost (from local businesses to access to healthcare to community support) and for whom.

Temporary Works is a project by Diana Damian-Martin and Bojana Janković, two immigrant writers based in Hackney. From this imposed distance, Temporary Works also experiments with remote participation.

Diana and Bojana work together as Critical Interruptions, a Serbo-Romanian immigrant cooperative. Collectively, they talk, perform, write and think about migration, borders, internationalism and Eastern European identities and diasporic cultures. 

Critical Interruptions is a Serbo-Romanian critical cooperative exploring Live Art and performance criticism. With little regard for review, we search for critical forms and strategies in dialogue with Live Art and performance, wonder how to develop rigorous and relevant critical writing, and lure new writers into thinking about radical and experimental work. Critical Interruptions is a project by Bojana Janković and Diana Damian Martin. criticalinterruptions.com

In partnership with Deptford Lounge & The Albany and commissioned by performingborders and Foreign Actions Productions as part of performingbordersLIVE20. Supported by Arts Council England.