This is a short article that aims to explain my arguments about artwashing. It focuses on art's long-standing relationship to property, power and publicity.Read More
This is my paper which I presented at the Northumbria-Sunderland AHRC Centre for Doctoral Training Art and Design Research Annual Conference at the BALTIC Centre for Contemporary Art, Gateshead on 25th July 2017. Powerpoint and PDF versions can be downloaded here too...Read More
This blog post is about ASH - Architects for Social Housing. It uncovers a different side to ASH's founder that is rooted in the establishment and seeks to work with local councils to promote citizenship and art as a public good. It suggests that these values (and others) are at odds with the aggressive and passionately political persona often adopted by ASH. ASH's work has been outstanding but is it all it appears?Read More
This is my first article for The Guardian Comment is Free section. I've added my own pic here...
It's a response to Matt Hancock's recent maiden speech about UK arts and culture in which he said, "The hipster is a capitalist."
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