Tag Archives: Activism

Visual activism in the urban landscape #3 – questioning how women’s bodies are displayed

The third post on visual activism in the urban landscape, I found this one day in September outside Marks and Spencer’s on St Mary’s Gate in the city centre of Manchester. This Pussy Riot-styled and carefully placed translucent sticker (I … Continue reading

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Visual activism in the urban landscape #2 – Cities of Hope

This second post on visual activism in the urban landscape, shows an image from Manchester’s Northern Quarter Cities of Hope Festival. One of a series of images where international Street Artists championed social and environmental justice and highlighted the need … Continue reading

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Visual activism in the urban landscape #1 – how immigrants have made Britain what it is today

These next three posts focus on visual activism – encompassing a variety of forms of street art, guerrilla campaigning, using posters, stickers, paintings and drawing placed in the urban landscape. These images were all taken whilst going about my daily … Continue reading

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On Bradford Community University’s – co-producing knowledge for change #2

Continuing my post topic of last week, the academics and community activists working together on the Bradford Community University project entitled: Co-producing knowledge for change, describe how those taking part ‘have to learn and question ourselves if co-production is to … Continue reading

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Urban Food Justice: planning a new urban growing strategy for Leeds

Since last Autumn I’ve been taking part in a new Leeds-based social platform, Urban Food Justice. This is a research and activist project led by campaigner and academic Chiara Tornaghi. Set up initially as a series of workshops and events/excursions, this … Continue reading

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Activism and social change workshop #3

Chris’ presentation was fascinating and engaging on a number of levels, but a couple of other things really stood out for me. 1. Through his researches working with people in a range of activist fields, he found that people often … Continue reading

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Activism and social change workshop #2

At the outset of the workshop Chris outlined his own background in the form of a chronological timeline (shaped like a fishbone, moving left to right) – telling us of the influences in his life as an activist, which had … Continue reading

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