Activism and social change workshop #1

On the 3rd of May I attended a workshop on Activism and Social Change, set up by Together4Peace (www.t4p.org.uk) and led by Chris Erskine.

The workshop brought around 30 people together to hear Chris outline his research on activism and social change, with an emphasis on how individuals become activists and how they might think about what they do in order to sustain their activism.

This workshop was an invaluable thinking space for me, as well as an opportunity to meet people from around Leeds and across the rest of the country, because in the last year I’ve become more interested in the blurring of boundaries between activism and artistic practice.

Chris’ drew a diagram like this (hopefully I copied this down correctly) to outline his thinking about the characteristics of social activists.

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About waymarkingthesketchbook

Sarah Spanton is director of arts organisation Waymarking - www.waymarking.org.uk
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