In person, 25 participants maximum, participatory workshop
Highlighing issues of climate justice throughout, this workshop introduces scholar activists and arts activism practicioners to discuss the role of arts activism in the current conjuncture, one marked by the convergence of economic, social, political and ecological crises.
Highlighting issues of climate justice throughout, this workshop introduces scholar activists and arts activism practitioners to discuss the role of arts activism in the current conjuncture, one marked by the convergence of economic, social, political and ecological crises. We draw on the recently launched Arts Activism Toolkit that emerged from #ImaginingOtherwise - a recent GCRF-funded project on participatory arts education for social change in South Africa.
We will first introduce the toolkit and then use participatory arts activities to explore how it can be used in generating creative interventions for climate justice movements.
'Do you care about something and want to intervene but don't know how to grab audiences?' 'Are you looking for creative ideas that can motivate people to join your movement?' 'Do you want to get inspired by some of the world's most innovative arts activists campaigning for change?'
Join this practical workshop with arts activists Prof Paul Routledge and Dr ally walsh who will share what they have learned from South African activists and global struggles - and we will make steps towards your own creative intervention ideas
Dr Aylwyn Walsh - Associate Professor of Performance and Social Change at the University of Leeds in the School of Performance and Cultural Industries
Prof Paul Routledge -Emeritus Professor in Contentious Politics and Social Change, at the School of Geography, University of Leeds
Supported by Stage@Leeds
activists, those interested in climate justice, artists wanting to get involved in movements, affiliated with Climate Action Leeds and Leeds Tidal
Open to younger people from 15 and up