I did a talk at Diffusion ‘Revolution’ Festival Symposium at Cardiff University today. I’ve uploaded my presentation with notes here. Click the link below to read it and remember to turn notes on in bottom right hand corner of presentation when it loads… The talk is called Artwashing: From Mining Capital to Harvesting Social Capital.… READ MORE
I recently wrote a blog post about Artwashing London. It looked at V22 and its connections to corporate interests and offshore company headquarters. I will write another shortly and more about different cases I think could be classed as artwashing after that.
It is important that I explain my rationale. … READ MORE
Beneath the old iron bridges, across the Victorian parks, & all the frightened people running home before dark, Past the Saturday morning cinema– that lies crumbling to the ground, & the piss stinking shopping centre in the new side of town. I’ve come to smell the seasons change, & watch the city, as the sun goes down again.… READ MORE
#FolkestoneGold. Popular and extremely newsworthy. People digging for little chunks of gold on the beach in Folkestone is certainly an arts marketing dream; a boon for this year’s Folkestone Triennial. Folkestone Digs was commissioned by new Arts Council England National Portfolio Organisation Situations and produced by Berlin-based artist Michael Sailstorfer. … READ MORE
Other disciplines that might further develop socially engaged art practice
This section considers other disciplines that are relevant to my research question (Can participatory art support sustainable social change?) and are interesting, perhaps, inspiring alternative perspectives that may help provide new ways of investigating and developing concepts surround socially engaged practice, social change and sustainability.… READ MORE
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