5TH SEPTEMBER 2020

THE WORLD TRANSFORMED 2020

TOWARDS AN ART UTOPIA

ONLINE DISCUSSION ABOUT CRITICAL UTOPIAS

AUGUST 2020

HEART OF THE MATTER

COMMUNITY AND PARTICIPATORY ART

ONLINE SYMPOSIUM WITH FRANCOIS MATARASSO FOR NORTHERN HEARTLANDS

AUGUST 2020

HEART OF THE MATTER

IS ANYONE ACTUALLY “HARD TO REACH”?

ONLINE SYMPOSIUM WITH DAVID NAPTHINE AND EWAN ALLINSON FOR NORTHERN HEARTLANDS

3RD NOVEMBER 2019

BRITISH TEXTILE BIENNIAL

SELVEDGE: DISOBEDIENCE, SELF-ORGANISING & WORKING-CLASS CULTURES

KEYNOTE AT BLACKBURN COLLEGE

24TH OCTOBER 2019

ROYAL COLLEGE OF ART ANTWERP

A PERFECT SOCIAL ORDER OF ZOMBIES (OR A REVOLUTION OF EVERYDAY LIFE?)

SYMPOSIUM AT TIME IS A BOOK CONFERENCE

19TH OCTOBER 2019

ARTSPACE LIFESPACE, BRISTOL

MEANWHILE – A FALLACY

SYMPOSIUM AT FUTUR VILLE CONFERENCE

4TH OCTOBER 2019

GRAY’S SCHOOL OF ART, ABERDEEN

LOW CULTURE: NEOLIBERALISM, CONSERVATIVE SOCIAL PRACTICE & THE UNIVERSAL MARGINALITY OF EVERYDAY LIFE

KEYNOTE AT THE CREATIVITY IN THE PERIPHERY CONFERENCE

7TH SEPTEMBER 2019

NUART FESTIVAL, STAVANGER

MORE TODAY THAN YESTERDAY (BUT LESS THAN THERE’LL BE TOMORROW)

KEYNOTE AT THE NUART FESTIVAL – ONE OF THE OLDEST STREET ART FESTIVALS IN THE WORLD

27TH JUNE 2019

OPEN UNIVERSITY, LONDON

LIVING CREATIVELY AT A TIME OF CLIMATE CATASTROPHE

PROVOCATION AT THE ENVIRONMENTAL ENGAGEMENT AND THE POLITICS OF CREATIVE PRACTICE CONFERENCE

24TH MAY 2019

MK GALLERY, MILTON KEYNES

DEMAND THE IMPOSSIBLE: NEW COMMUNITIES & CONCRETE HUMAN EXISTENCE

KEYNOTE AND DISCUSSION WITH SIR NICK SEROTA AT THE COMING COMMUNITY: NEW TOWNS, ART AND PLACE CONFERENCE

23RD MAY 2019

BERLIN

PLACE GUARDING: AN END TO THE SLOW VIOLENCE OF CREATIVE PLACEMAKING & GENTRIFICATION?

KEYNOTE AT THE [IM]POSSIBLE COMPLICITIES CONFERENCE ORGANISED BY TESSERAE AS PART OF ITS COCREATION – MARIE CURIE RISE PROJECT

26TH APRIL 2019

MANCHESTER

HOME IS WHERE WE START FROM

TALK AT THE RAYMOND WILLIAMS SOCIETY ANNUAL CONFERENCE

3RD APRIL 2019

GOLDSMITHS, LONDON

THE STORY HARVESTERS: ARTWASHING, SOCIAL CAPITAL ARTISTS & THE INSTRUMENTALISATION OF ART

TALK AT THE ENGAGING IN URBAN IMAGE MAKING CONFERENCE

8TH NOVEMBER 2019

HORSE AND BAMBOO

A CACOPHONY OF CROWS

KEYNOTE AT THE ARTS EXCHANGE LANCASHIRE ANNUAL CONFERENCE

15TH JUNE 2018

UNIVERSITY OF LONDON

ARTWASHING & SOCIAL CLEANSING

TALK AT THE URBAN: TRAJECTORIES, PROXIMITIES, INTENSITIES SYMPOSIUM

5TH JUNE 2018

BIRKBECK COLLEGE, LONDON

OF THE “DEVIL’S PARTY”: CREATIVE COMMONS – A MARRIAGE OF HEAVEN & HELL?

TALK AT THE COMMUNALITIES, URBANITIES & ARTISTIC COMMONALITIES CONFERENCE

13TH MAY 2018

TATE EXCHANGE, TATE MODERN

SPEAR THISTLE (OR HOW TO BE ANTI-BIENNIAL)

SPOKEN WORD PERFORMATIVE PROVOCATION AT THE HOW TO BUILD AN ART BIENNIAL CONFERENCE LED BY THE WINCHESTER SCHOOL OF ART 

12TH MAY 2018

BELFAST

BEYOND TOKENISM: CULTURAL DEMOCRACY – A RADICALLY POLITICAL ALTERNATIVE

PROVOCATION AT WHAT NEXT FOR THE ARTS? – PART OF BELFAST’S CATHEDRAL QUARTER ARTS FESTIVAL

12TH APRIL 2018

UNIVERSITY OF EDINBURGH

MOBIUS (OR REGENERATING REGENERATION)

PERFORMANCE LECTURE WITH DR DAWN WOOLLEY AT THE NEW APPROACHES TO COUNTERCULTURE: ART, POLITICS, AND TECHNOLOGY IN REACTION AND REBELLION CONFERENCE

7TH OCTOBER 2017

BARTLETT SCHOOL OF ARCHITECTURE, UCL

ARTISTS AGAINST ARTWASHING: ANTI-GENTRIFICATION & THE INTANGIBLE RISE OF THE SOCIAL CAPITAL ARTIST

PROVOCATION AT EDGE | SITUATED PRACTICE IN ART, ARCHITECTURE & URBANISM CONFERENCE AT HERE EAST

25TH JULY 2017

BALTIC CENTRE FOR CONTEMPORARY ART

ARTWASHING IS A DIRTY WORD, SO ARTWASH IT!

PROVOCATION AT THE NORTHUMBRIA-SUNDERLAND AHRC CENTRE FOR DOCTORAL TRAINING ART & DESIGN RESAERCH ANNUAL CONFERENCE

13TH JUNE 2017

KINGS COLLEGE LONDON

ARTWASHING: SOCIAL CAPITAL & ANTI-GENTRIFICATION ACTIVISM

PROVOCATION AT THE CMCI PHD CONFERENCE

5TH MAY 2017

UNIVERSITY OF CARDIFF

ARTWASHING: FROM MINING CAPITAL TO HARVESTING SOCIAL CAPITAL

PROVOCATION AT THE DIFFUSION FESTIVAL

2ND SEPTEMBER 2016

IMPERIAL COLLEGE LONDON

ALWAYS OUTSIDERS: MAP-LESS SOCIAL PRACTICE ART IN THE ANCIENT LANDSCAPES OF A GLOBAL GEOPARK

PAPER PRESENTATION AT THE ROYAL GEOGRAPHICAL SOCIETY INTERNATIONAL CONFERENCE 2016

6TH APRIL 2016

UNIVERSITY OF WARWICK

GREAT ART FOR THEM, EVERYDAY CREATIVITY FOR EVERYONE ELSE!

PROVOCATION AT THE EVERYDAY CREATIVITY RESEARCH FORUM

29TH MARCH 2016

PLACE GUARDING (2016)
PLACE GUARDING (2016)

SAN FRANCISCO

PLACE GUARDING: ACTIVIST & SOCIAL PRACTICE ART – DIRECT ACTION AGAINST GENTRIFICATION

PAPER PRESENTATION AT THE ASSOCIATION OF AMERICAN GEOGRAPHERS INTERNATIONAL CONFERENCE 2016

16TH NOVEMBER 2015

DURHAM UNIVERSITY

NORTHERN GAME: SOCIAL PRACTICE IN RURAL SOUTH WEST NORTHUMBERLAND

TALK AT THE ARTS AND HERITAGE SEMINAR AT THE DURHAM UNIVERSITY PARTICIPATORY ACTION RESEARCH HUB