This is a post that I made on my Instagram about the differences between individual and systemic change/action, and why (although individual change/action matters) systemic change/action is the thing that needs to happen now. The link to the post […]
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On 3rd April 2022, I had the amazing opportunity of speaking in campaign corner at a local climate action event. This was my first public speaking event, and I am really pleased with how it went – I conveyed what […]
Update: 08/06/22: I ended up raising 10% of my target (£100), which was really valuable in helping me to complete all of my drawings and get the installation up and complete for the Degree Show and assessment. My Crowdfunder page has […]
Last month, I asked Frances Fox, founder of Climate Live (CL), for advice on starting my project, and a few weeks ago, she answered my questions. The image below shows the notes that I made from her advice: Her answers were […]
The above screenshot shows the Endangered Plant Index instagram as it is at the moment. As you can see, I have built it up using a variety of posts, some asking people to sign my petition, others sharing facts and […]
Update: 18/01/22: The petition is going pretty well, considering I haven’t pushed it so much yet. I am starting to use it when emailing people about the project (so other organisations, etc., and I will return to pushing it shortly, once I […]
The above screenshot shows the initial plan that I have made for my project – something that is easily actionable and which is also effective and manageable. I am really pleased with the steps that I have outlined, and will […]
Following on from my call with Amy yesterday, I have decided to work on starting and planning my project today. The first step that I have taken, is to start an instagram page for the rewilding project, where I will […]
We kicked off the study period with a session looking into nature, paying attention to non-human relationships that could inspire new ways of thinking. The session involved: memory and location mapping exercise: connecting the body, memories, places and imagination, a […]
For the study period we decided to have four study sessions taking place between November and the beginning of January. After having several discussions we noted down the four key topics we would like to study together (one topic for […]
On Sunday morning we went to the most incredible place ever. Even thinking about it now lifts my soul. It’s called Hulme Community Garden Centre. I love every single square inch of that place, seriously. Just go have a look […]
Saturday morning kicked off at the Green Fish Resource Centre with the theme of Working From Within. This weekend would be about using ones own lived experience to inform ways of working. Fellow UNIONITES from the North West gave their […]
I’ve been looking forward to this third residency weekend for ages (I always do) – I’m surrounded by other passionate and HUGELY interesting people doing very insightful and inspiring things. This UNION programme has been absolutely brilliant so far, and […]
John Byrne introduces the aims of Arte Util, an international body that promotes ways for art to work effectively in ordinary life. Recorded at a-n’s Assembly Swansea event in May 2019.
SUNDAY 7 APRIL 2019 Sunday felt like a bit of a blur? The focus of the day was reflecting on who we are as artist-activists (Artivists) and what we need to get to where we want to be. Back at […]
” Men who act, to the extent that they feel themselves to be the masters of their own futures, will forever be tempted to make themselves masters of the past too.” Hannah Arendt, We Refugees How can we define refusal […]
Is the volume of political art in the welsh valleys being turned up?
This time next week, I’ll have finished my first of the five weekend residencies and officially embarked on the UNION journey. I’m honoured to have been one of the 20 artists, activists, makers, writers, musicians, changemakers to have been invited […]
This blog aims to document my year long journey as a participant of UNION, a sector-based coaching programme for emerging community artists & social activists across the north of England.
Advocate for government transparency and queer and transgender rights discusses need for individuals to exercise their political agency at event at the Royal Institution, London.
5 days & counting …and I’ll be up-in-the-air on my first flight to NYC. I’m attending the last iteration (in its current form) of Open Engagement: Open Engagement (OE) is an annual, three-day, artist-led conference dedicated to expanding the dialogue […]
Date:April 10, 2018 at 10:30 AM
2 August to 24 September, 2017
I first published this review as part of my blog https://loosespace.wordpress.com/
Prologue for Hack & Host My role as Chair will have been enacted many times before, even the debates undertaken will probably be similar to numerous previous ones. Yet the Hack and Host debates are happening in a time when […]
This week’s selection from a-n’s Events section, featuring exhibitions and events posted by a-n members, takes us to Newcastle, Manchester, London and Hull.