Tag Archives: Social 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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Citizens for Change, Leeds – exploring the relationship between the artist and activist #1

For the last year, I’ve been working on a project that is helping me explore the relationship between being an artist and being a social activist. I’m interested in understanding the drives, processes, outcomes, what is in common and what … Continue reading

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On Bradford Community University’s – co-producing knowledge for change #1

I recently read an interesting article on http://www.opendemocracy.net. Written by Jenny Pearce, she outlined a project at Bradford Community University which ‘aimed at exploring what emerges when academics and community participants try to learn from each other’. The article acknowledges … Continue reading

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The significance of exploring how we relate to each other as strangers

A significant area of thinking came up for me during the Beyond Glorious conference within the discussion following Helen Iball, Sarah Amsler and Sophie Hope’s presentations. The question – how do we relate as strangers to each other? was asked. In … Continue reading

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Thinking space: blurring the boundary between art practice and social activism

Another stimulating presentation at Beyond Glorious Conference was a project led by Luis Solero-Castro. At the heart of Beyond Glorious was debate around the links between art practice and social activism. Luis works at the University of East London, and … Continue reading

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