Tag Archives: social change

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 #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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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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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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