Art, Expression, and Democracy Seminar

Art, Expression, and Democracy Seminar

| 29th April | 9.30am – 5.30pm |

A day of talks on how art and art-activism can make for ‘better politics’.

The Crick Centre, The Bare Project, and RiotID bring together representatives from arts organisations, art-activists, and academics to discuss the ways in which art can foster political awareness and active citizenship and the implications of art-activism for democratic political process. This seminar is part of the ESRC funded seminar series ‘Exploring Civil Society Strategies for Democratic Renewal’.

The UK has recently seen a spate of art-interventions designed to challenge the way we react to a range of political issues: in June 2015 the Liberate Tate movement gained attention through gallery occupation Timepiece, a month later art collective Space, Not Spikes made headlines with their reaction against ‘defensive architecture’, and more recently Banksy’s bemusement park  Dismaland.

The seminar will be preceded by an exhibition of political artworks, to find out more click here.

Places are limited. If you are interested in participating in the workshop but do not have a paper or project to present, please submit a short expression of interest to detailing why you would like to attend.


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