Economics, People and Place: policy versus participatory arts practice in the context of migration.


Image: Everyday on Canalside, Marcia Chandra, 2015

Date: Thursday 5 November – 2015

Time: 11:40 – 1:00 pm

Location: De Montfort University, Leicester LE1 9BH

The 2015 Budget paints a very partisan picture of the parsing of the public purse with harsh everyday effects for diverse communities of place. Can we credibly claim to engage in socially engaged and community-led arts projects without also grappling with the language of economic policy? Do we shy away from such discourse and debate at our peril?

Can we re-frame economic relations with values of empathy, care and humanity? What might this do to participatory arts practice?

Join us for a Counterpoints Arts’ Learning Lab Round Table at the Platforma Festival 2015, exploring the critical space between economic policy, inequality, participatory arts and communities of place.

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