Victoria Brunetta & Kate O’Shea

For our final Workspace Social of 2018, Victoria Brunetta and Kate O’Shea will join us to talk about their collaborative two-year process of producing the book Durty Words.

Durty Words is an invitation to make a space for dialogue, solidarity, resistance and creation through the medium of print. In 2016, we began the journey of making this book by asking people to respond to the relevance of Anarchist thought today. The title alludes to the fact that anarchism, along with other theories and practices that seek alternatives to capitalism, are often misunderstood. There are fractures within how we organise for a better world; it is important to recognise these, and therefore we set out to create a space for debate that is built on respect. By bringing together 134 contributors from different backgrounds from all over the world, we aim to begin to map the resonances and dissonances across diverse social movements. In this time of great social injustice, protest is necessary, but there is more to resistance than protest. We are interested in the space that opens up when we create a platform for building alternatives to that which we protest.”

Admission is free and all are welcome. Don’t forget to bring your lunch!

Victoria Brunetta & Kate O'Shea

About Victoria Brunetta:

Victoria Brunetta is an Argentinian graphic designer currently based in Limerick. Victoria studied Literature and Linguistics at the University of Buenos Aires from 1997-2001. She received her degree in Graphic Design from the University of Buenos Aires in 2009. She subsequently spent 6 years lecturing in Typography at the same university and has worked as an independent graphic designer for over 10 years.

Victoria now works at Piquant Media, a studio based in Limerick. Her work focuses on human rights, culture and social change. Her research has a strong theoretical and conceptual background with a focus on philosophy, literature, art and history.

About Kate O’Shea:

Kate O’ Shea is an artist with a social practice which includes printmaking, the production of ‘social spaces’, collective food making and sharing, sculpture, curating and publishing. Kate graduated from Limerick School of Art and Design in 2015 and has been developing her work since then both in Ireland and overseas. Kate has just completed a MA by Research in Printmaking as a space solidarity and dialogue.

Some projects that Kate has collaborated on include the NomNom cafe, Nomshtock Festival, Volxkuche (The People’s Kitchen), and The Limerick Spring Festival of Politics and Ideas. She has contributed to spoken word and printmaking workshops with Sarah Clancy, Rumpus zine, Stanzas zine and pop-up printmaking with Limerick Printmakers. Kate is currently co-producing Art Architecture Activism with Eve Olney in Cork.

About the Workspace Social:

The Workspace Social is a weekly event developed as an alternative format for artists’ talks and networking. Every Thursday, a local or visiting artist is invited to join us for lunch: to discuss a recent project, to share new research or to propose an activity. Participants are welcome to bring along their lunch and to eat with the artist.

The Workspace Social is supported by Healthy Limerick, an initiative jointly funded by Limerick City and County Council and the HSE as part of the Social Development Directorate.


Workspace Social #53: Victoria Brunetta & Kate O'Shea Thursday 6 December 2018, 1-2pm Photograph of Durty Words by Piquant Media. Photograph of Victoria Brunetta & Kate O'Shea by Frank McGrath. The Workspace Social is programmed by Caimin Walsh for Autumn-Winter 2018.
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