Tag Archives: Socially Engaged

Musings on markets #2: traditional markets, traders stories & opportunities to explore

In Sara Gonzalez and Gloria Dawson’s report ‘Traditional Markets under threat – why it’s happening and what traders and customers can do’[1], which researches and reports on current issues for traditional markets. They define a traditional market as: ‘A traditional retail … 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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Desired Futures – can art provide practical/aesthetic solutions to social, political and environmental problems? #2

As part of my presentation I called upon artists and the arts world to step up to the challenge of engaging more strongly in civic society, very much as Vikki Heywood quoted in Matthew Taylor’s Blog did in Oct 2013, when … Continue reading

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Desired Futures – can art provide practical/aesthetic solutions to social, political and environmental problems? #1

I was recently asked to speak at the Desired Futures Symposium #8 hosted by Mima and Platform Arts, held at Darlington Library. My fellow presenters were artist Neil Bromwich (part of the artist duo Walker and Bromwich) and deputy director of Grizedale … Continue reading

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