Art as a tool for social change: The Docklands Community Poster Project and its legacy

Leeson, Loraine ORCID: https://orcid.org/0000-0002-6684-3911 (2019) Art as a tool for social change: The Docklands Community Poster Project and its legacy. In: Royal l Docks l Works, 22 Jun 2019, The Good Hotel, Royal Victoria Dock, Western Gateway, Royal Docks, London E16 1FA. .

Abstract

Loraine Leeson will look at the role that The Docklands Community Poster Project played in the community-led campaign that challenged the redevelopment of the London Docklands by the Thatcher government of the 1980s. She will explore the politics and practice of art that sets out to make a difference, highlighting the importance of the nature of that collaboration, and particularly how artistic process can help bring local knowledge into the public domain. Her presentation concludes with the legacy of this community activism, how it has been developed, realised, funded and managed, and the questions it continues to raise.

Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item (Lecture)
Research Areas: A. > School of Art and Design
A. > School of Art and Design > Visual Arts
A. > School of Art and Design > Visual Arts > Socially Engaged Practices cluster
Item ID: 26885
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Depositing User: Loraine Leeson
Date Deposited: 26 Jun 2019 20:55
Last Modified: 23 Jul 2020 08:32
URI: https://eprints.mdx.ac.uk/id/eprint/26885

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