Rockbund Art Museum 上海外滩美术馆

Oral History of Family Migration Workshop “血缘地图”工作坊

Event Information

Date: 3 February 2024
Time: 06:00 09:00
Venue: RAM CAFE, 6F Rockbund Art Museum
Speaker: Luo Zha


日期: 2024年 2月 3日
时间: 06:00 09:00
场馆: RAM CAFE, 上海外滩美术馆六楼
主讲人: 罗渣
语言: Chinese

Oral History of Family Migration is a workshop derived from Shubigi Rao's exhibition These Petrified Paths at the Rockbund Art Museum. Shubigi Rao focuses on the "underground" as a survival strategy. For her, marginal communities preserving their own way of life and telling their own stories effectively resist hegemony. The workshop by Luo Zha invites participants to illustrate and narrate the migration history of their own families. Using specific locations and events that affected migration, the workshop jointly traces the memories flowing along each individual's bloodline path that has not yet been petrified.

Workshop Process:

The workshop is led by Luo Zha, who has been actively involved as a member of “the Dinghaiqiao Mutual Aid Co-governance Initiative” since 2018. In 2021, she initiated "the Lazy Man's Home" at her residence. Through organizing activities such as workshops, exhibitions, screenings, and book clubs in a semi-open domestic space, she aims to practice social engagement within the context of daily life. Luo Zha endeavours to explore the resistance strategies of ordinary individuals against structural oppression.