Our public editorial process is now open from 1 April – 30 May 2021
Over the next two months, we invite you to read the PDF of TINA, and let us know your thoughts and comments, ahead of the book being printed later this year. This ‘Reflexive Editorial’ is a way for us to share the process and ideas, and for you as a stakeholder to let us know what you think. We hope to be able to include these comments in some way as part of the final book. Your feedback is invaluable to us, and we hope it helps you feel part of this important moment as we wait to hear the findings of the UK government’s Independent Review of Prevent.
You can also email your feedback to firstname.lastname@example.org.
TINA – There Is No Alternative builds upon the eponymous exhibition that took place at The Showroom between 5 June–17 July 2019; the first solo commission in the UK by artist Navine G. Khan-Dossos. This major new commission took shape as a performative, durational installation combining live painting, a research archive and a series of workshops, talks, and events open to the public.
This publication, co-published by The Showroom and Chateau International, takes as a starting point Khan-Dossos’ ongoing research into the complex context of the UK government’s development of pre-crime and surveillance policies, in particular Prevent, questioning the politics of representation and the positioning of care that the strategies around those policies generate.
Texts in the book include new essays by Navine G. Khan-Dossos and Rob Faure Walker, alongside contributing writers who have engaged in written dialogues, Sadia Habib, Hassan Vawda, Rachel Coldicutt, Tarek Younis, Shezana Hafiz and Azfar Shafi from advocacy organisation CAGE, and William Skeaping from Extinction Rebellion. The book is edited by Rob Faure-Walker & designed by Mark Hurrell.
In 2021, in parallel to the Independent Review of Prevent, a digitally distributed PDF will act as a tool for soliciting further public feedback; reinforcing and extending the participatory praxis embedded in the project and enabling new perspectives to be incorporated within the final published book.
At the core of the project at The Showroom was the act of questioning what an alternative to Prevent could look like, involving a shared process between Khan-Dossos and all those who became collaboratively involved. In this way, the work of the exhibition was a live process of collaborative research, discussion, sharing knowledge and critical thinking between Khan-Dossos, The Showroom team, and those who became a part of the project: a democratic process which this publication now seeks to extend further.