Opening Provocation

Edinburgh College Of Art

EAF invites global practitioners to reflect on EAF24’s key themes: the conditions under which we live, work, gather and resist. Join us for a day of discussions, workshops, film, and food, focusing on how to sustain creative practices during times of global political crisis.

We will be joined by Cooper Gallery (DJCAD, University of Dundee), a distinctive platform in Scotland for challenging practices and critical discourse in contemporary art, design, and culture; Falastin Film Festival, a volunteer-run collective bringing Palestinian art to Scotland through cinema, music, cuisine, and other storytelling mediums; Haven for Artists, a Beirut-based cultural feminist organisation rooted in intersectional feminism, gender, racial justice, and decolonial practices; Lighthouse Books, Edinburgh’s oldest radical, queer-owned bookshop and unapologetically activist, intersectional community space; and Más Arte Más Acción, a Colombian foundation using art and ecology to facilitate conversations about the Climate Emergency.

Care considerations: The work will speak openly about xenophobia, conflict, and global crises, including the Climate Emergency and the genocide in Palestine.

EAF24 Opening Provocation is co-presented by EAF, Cooper Gallery, Falastin Film Festival, Haven For Artists, Lighthouse Books, and Más Arte Más Acción. This work is generously supported by British Council Scotland and the University of Edinburgh.

Date & Time

Sunday 11 August



Edinburgh College Of Art

74 Lauriston Pl, Edinburgh EH3 9DF Google Maps


0131 651 5800

Ticket Information


£6 – £20

Visitor information

  • Step-free access
  • Accessible Toilets
  • Toilets
  • Babychange
  • Café
  • Shop
  • Bike Stand
Header image credit: Haven for Artists X Array Collective: Opening Provocation, 2023. Photo: Sally Jubb.

Edinburgh College Of Art

74 Lauriston Pl, Edinburgh EH3 9DF

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