Critical Citizenship Activism and Art


The Politicized Practice Research Group and the Anarchism Research Group are joining forces with a broader range of Loughborough researchers to convene a series of events on Critical Citizenship, Activism and Art. The events, under the banner of the Communication, Culture and Citizenship Research Challenge, will exhibit and reflect on the use of diverse forms of art to question prevailing political, economic and cultural orthodoxies. In our shrinking world, where communication media remain dominated by entrenched interests and surveillance, critical citizens are developing creative tactics and performances to provoke debate in the public sphere. This series will be a space to showcase and critically discuss art activists’ efforts to give a voice to the excluded, promote inclusive alternatives, and enrich global culture and citizenship. This series builds on local multidisciplinary strengths and specialisms, and aims to contribute to the University’s strategic ambitions to enhance the global community’s social, cultural and economic wellbeing, to put forward solutions to contemporary global challenges, and to impact national and international citizenship practices.


Critical Citizenship 1: Building an Archive from Below. The Interference Archive

Critical Citizenship 2: Art Not Oil – Liberate Tate

Critical Citizenship 3: Art. Rights of Labour

Critical Citizenship 4: DIY and Anarchist Publishing

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