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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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 … Continue reading

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