The Sustainable Darkroom is a series of residencies, talks and workshops hosted by ‘The London Alternative Photography Collective’ (LAPC). It has been set up to give practitioners the chance to develop, research and share approaches to fostering a more sustainable and environmentally friendly photographic darkroom practice.
The month-long residency taking places throughout April and will bring together visual artists, researchers, scientists, technicians and academics, with whom process, materials and environment play a critical role in their work. Each week a group will take on one of the 4 themes: Recycling, Reworking, Removing or Repurposing.
Over the duration of the residency, participants will investigate the environmental impact of working in a darkroom and collectively research and test solutions and alternative approaches. The results of the residency will be presented in the form of workshops and participatory events at the end of each week and a symposium at the end of April.
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