After School – Collective Strategies is a public programme consisting of a series of talks and workshops, which culminates in a group presentation in the autumn. A collaborative effort between and London College of Communication (University of the Arts London), the programme explores collective ways of working both conceptually and in action.

The first event of three in the After School - Collective Strategies programme sees Anthony Luvera and Alejandra Carles-Tolra talking about their individual experiences of working collectively both conceptually and in action.




Fields of Collectivity: Anthony Luvera

The practice of photography is built on many different kinds of contribution, co-production, and collaboration. From the employment of technicians and skilled assistants; the development of ideas and sharing knowledge with colleagues, peers, teachers and mentors; through to employing strategies designed to enable participation and co-creation by subject/participants, these various forms of labour and contribution converge in the realisation of the photographer's 'unique vision'. In considering these different fields of collectivity underpinning a practice, Anthony Luvera probes some of the practical, theoretical and ethical issues that can arise when working together.


The Group and The Individual: Alejandra Carles-Tolra

Over the years, Alejandra has been spending time with a variety of communities hoping to understand what defines them and the role they play in the lives of the individuals who are part of them. Her approach has evolved from an observational/documentary approach to a more collaborative one - involving performance and fiction. In this talk, Alejandra will reflect on the different ways a more collaborative approach is overall changing her work and her relationship with her sitters. She will also comment on how her practice as a participatory photography facilitator is having an influence in her process.

Afternoon Workshops

For the workshops a group of 18 participants will be selected through an open call, with the results of the workshops being shown in the public group presentation. Led by Alejandra Carles-Tolra, Hal Silver and Hemera Collective. 

This event takes place on Saturday 18 May at:

Lecture Theatre C

London College of Communication

Elephant and Castle




Tickets are £8 and there are a number of free places available for people who might be unable to pay for the tickets. Please contact for more details. There are also 20 free places for LCC students and alumni. Booking here is essential to secure these. The talks are free for participants selected via the workshops open call. If you purchase a talks ticket and then are subsequently selected via the open call, the talk ticket cost will be refunded. 

More information and tickets here.



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