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Always Outsiders, Stephen Pritchard (2014) Always Outsiders, Stephen Pritchard (2014)

Always Outsiders, Stephen Pritchard (2014)

This is the abstract for my forthcoming paper presentation at the Royal Geographical Society 2016 International Conference in London on 2nd September.  The session is explores “The Nexus of Art and Geography: practice as research”, is part of the Participatory Geographies Research Group activities and is convened by Cara Courage (University of Brighton, UK) and Anita McKeown (Independent Researcher).READ MORE

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The Right and Freedom to a Home, Front cover. (Image courtesy of Theresa Easton, 2016). The Right and Freedom to a Home, Front cover. (Image courtesy of Theresa Easton, 2016).

I’m really proud to have been asked by artist and activist Theresa Easton to write the introduction to her new artist’s book entitled, he Right and Freedom to a Home.  She has kindly allowed me to publish my introduction here.

Please click here to see more about Theresa’s book.… READ MORE


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An old post for a new blog

This was my prosecution witness statement from the excellent Participation on Trial event organised by the lovely Chrissie Tiller and Goldsmiths from May 2015.

think it remains as relevant to me as it did more than a year ago but I would say that I was a little over-generous in my support for socially engaged art – a term now so completely appropriated by the Institution of Art that it effectively is THE SAME AS participatory art. READ MORE

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Image (c) Mark McGowan @chunkymark http://theartisttaxidriver.blogspot.gr/?m=0

Owen Jones’s blog, Questions all Jeremy Corbyn supporters need to answer, is rather odd. It’s as if he’s having (or had) an existential crisis. Labour’s low poll ratings have worried him. I find his blog a little bit patronising.  Here’s why…

Essentially he says (to quote a repetitive, but really rather good (back in the day) rave tune): “You can’t beat the system.… READ MORE