29TH OCTOBER 2020

YORK DESIGN WEEK

COMMUNITY ART & THE SOCIAL PRODUCTION OF SPACE

ONLINE DISCUSSION

21ST OCTOBER 2020

BRISTOL ARTIST-LED FORUM

ARTISTS, COOPERATION AND COLLECTIVE ACTION

ONLINE DISCUSSION WITH STEPHANIE BOLT

15TH OCTOBER 2020

BRISTOL ARTIST-LED FORUM

ART, CULTURES, COMMUNITIES & COMMONING

ONLINE DISCUSSION WITH STEPHANIE BOLT

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

22ND SEPTEMBER 2019

THE WORLD TRANSFORMED, BRIGHTON

MAKING A CULTURAL MOVEMENT

CHAIR OF SESSION AND OPENING PROVOCATION ABOUT CULTURAL DEMOCRACY AND THE NEED FOR A MOVEMENT OF MOVEMENTS

21ST SEPTEMBER 2019

MALL GALLERIES, LONDON

FROM ARTWASHING TO MUTUALLY BENEFICIAL COOPERATION

LECTURE TO ACCOMPANY “CITY OF SHARDS” – AN EXHIBITION BY ANA SCHMIDT

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

3RD SEPTEMBER 2019

RE:PLACE NETWORK LAUNCH

MORE THAN VIABLE

TALK AT DURHAM TOWN HALL FOR NORTHERN HEARTLANDS

18TH JULY 2019

MARKET FORCES, GLASGOW

THE HYPER-MARKET STRIKES BACK

PROVOCATION AT THE GOVANHILL SWAP MARKET DISCUSSING THE RELATIONSHIP BETWEEN ART AND GENTRIFICATION

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

23RD NOVEMBER 2018

ACTA COMMUNITY THEATRE, BRISTOL

HOME IS WHERE WE START FROM: CULTURAL DEMOCRACY & WORKING-CLASS STRUGGLE

TALK ABOUT THE LOSS OF OUR EVERYDAY CULTURES

8TH NOVEMBER 2018

HORSE AND BAMBOO

A CACOPHONY OF CROWS

KEYNOTE AT THE ARTS EXCHANGE LANCASHIRE ANNUAL CONFERENCE

26TH OCTOBER 2018

LEEDS

PLACE GUARDING: ACTIVIST ART AGAINST GENTRIFICATION

PROVOCATION AT THE ECOLOGIES & ECONOMIES OF THE ARTIST-LED: SPACE, PLACE, FUTURES SYMPOSIUM

19TH OCTOBER 2018

MANIFESTA 12, PALERMO

CAUGHT DOING SOCIAL WORK?

SEMINAR LEADER EXPLORING HOW SOCIALLY ENGAGED ART IS INSTRUMENTALISED, LEADING ARTISTS TO BECOME PSEUDO SOCIAL WORKERS

23RD SEPTEMBER 2018

THE WORLD TRANSFORMED, LIVERPOOL

REGENERATING REGENERATION

SEMINAR LEADER EXPLORING HOW CULTURAL DEMOCRACY IS AN ESSENTIAL ELEMENT IN POSITIVE LOCAL PLANNING PROCESSES

10TH AUGUST 2018

LEITH PARISH CHURCH HALL

REGENERATING REGENERATION – LEITH

OPEN DISCUSSION WITH MORE THAN 80 COMMUNITY MEMBERS ABOUT THE EFFECTS OF GENTRIFICATION ON THE TOWN

27TH JUNE 2018

SPEAKERS CORNER, BRADFORD

CIVIL SOCIETY FUTURES

RESPONDENT TO THE INVESTIGATION’S FIRST YEAR REPORT

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

28TH MARCH 2018

PANDA ARTS, MANCHESTER

THERE ARE ALTERNATIVES: ARTISTS AS SELF-ORGANISERS & MOBILISERS, NOT MERCANARIES & MISSIONARIES

PROVOCATION AND PANEL DISCUSSION AS PART OF THE CELEBRATING CREATIVITY, ENGAGEMENT & UNSUNG HEROES CONFERENCE

8TH MARCH 2018

RIVERSIDE WAREHOUSE, CARDIFF

RETHINKING RIVERSIDE

HOSTED EVENING & PRESENTED PROVOCATION FOR GENTLE RADICAL AND THE UNIVERSITY OF CARDIFF SUSTAINABLE PLACES RESEARCH INSTITUTE’S CULTURAL PARTICIPATION RESEARCH NETWORK

30TH NOVEMBER 2017

CECIL SHARP HOUSE, LONDON

NEOLIBERALISM, LANGUAGE & ENGAGEMENT

WORKSHOP LEADER AT THE SOUND CONNECTIONS SOCIAL JUSTICE 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

17TH FEBRUARY 2017

DURHAM UNIVERSITY

MISTRUST OR DISTRUST?

SESSION CONVENOR AT THE EXPLORING ISSUES OF TRUST & MISTRUST: ETHICS IN PARTICIPATORY RESEARCH, DESIGN, DEMOCRACY & ACTION SEMINAR AT THE PARTICIPATORY ACTION RESEARCH HUB

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

1ST JULY 2015

BALTIC CONTEMPORARY ART

SOCIALLY ENGAGED ART – MARGINAL PRACTICES AND CRITICAL UTOPIAS

PAPER AT THE AHRC DOCTORAL TRAINING STUDENT CONFERENCE

1ST JUNE 2015

UNIVERSITY OF GLOUCESTER

ART & (IN)EQUALITY

PROVOCATION AT THE CREATE GLOUCESTER CONFERENCE

1ST MAY 2015

GOLDSMITHS

PARTICIPATION LACKS INTENT

PROSECUTION WITNESS AT PARTICIPATION ON TRIAL: A DADA-ESQUE MOCK TRIAL OF PARTICIPATORY ART

17TH OCTOBER 2014

THE STOVE NETWORK

THE NEW (UN)RULES OF PUBLIC ART

PROVOCATION AT THE STOVE, DUMFRIES

9TH SEPTEMBER 2014

BALTIC CONTEMPORARY ART

ABOVE GROUND LEVEL: GRASSROOTS SOCIAL PRACTICE IN A POST-INDUSTRIAL PORT

PAPER PRESENTED AT THE PAUL HAMLYN ARTWORKS NORTH EAST CONFERENCE

9TH JULY 2014

UNIVERSITY OF WARWICK

THE VALUE OF SOCIAL PRACTICE

TALK AT THE CULTURAL VALUE AND THE ECONOMIC AND SOCIAL IMPACT OF THE ARTS, CO-PRODUCING POLICY SEMINAR