Loraine Leeson

Senior Lecturer

Visual Arts

Middlesex University

art practice and the community, fine art, socially engaged art, social practice, community arts, practice-led research, research supervision

Dr. Loraine Leeson is a visual artist who works through social engagement. This specialism underpins her role as programme leader for MA Art and Social Practice and module leader for the exit degree BA Fine Art Social Practice in the Department of Visual Arts - also her previous appointment as Fulbright Scholar in Residence at University of Washington Tacoma, where she introduced community engagement into its programmes. Loraine is director of the arts charity cSPACE, and chair of the strategy group Arts for Labour plus the film and video production and training centre Four Corners. Her research focuses on the role of art in social change through bringing community-based knowledge into the public domain. She is particularly known for her work in support of the campaigning communities of Lomore...

Phd in Art, Communities and Social Change: excavation of a socially situated practice, University of Ulster, 2009.

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  1. Leeson, Loraine ORCID logoORCID: https://orcid.org/0000-0002-6684-3911 (2022) Active Energy: bringing local knowledge into the public realm. In: Ecoart in Action: Fostering Social and Ecological Change, 22 May 2022, Online. . [Conference or Workshop Item]
  2. Leeson, Loraine ORCID logoORCID: https://orcid.org/0000-0002-6684-3911 (2022) Arts in regeneration: from creative community-led planning to institutional instrumentalism in East London [Blog post]. People’s Plans - Exploring the Hidden Histories of Community-led Planning in the UK. [Other]
  3. Leeson, Loraine ORCID logoORCID: https://orcid.org/0000-0002-6684-3911 (2022) Active Energy: Bringing local knowledge into the public realm. In: Ecoart in Action: Activities, Case Studies, and Provocations for Classrooms and Communities. Geffen, Amara, Rosenthal, Ann, Freemantle, Chris and Rahmani, Aviva, eds. New Village Press, New York, pp. 363-371. ISBN 9781613321478, pbk-ISBN 9781613321461, e-ISBN 9781613321485, e-ISBN 9781613321492. [Book Section]
  4. Leeson, Loraine ORCID logoORCID: https://orcid.org/0000-0002-6684-3911 (2021) Materials included in "Life Support: Forms of Care in Art and Activism". [Artefact]
  5. Leeson, Loraine ORCID logoORCID: https://orcid.org/0000-0002-6684-3911 (2020) Active Energy: Communities countering Climate Change. Women Eco Artists Dialog - Magazine & Directory (11) . [Article]
  6. Buser, Michael, Leeson, Loraine ORCID logoORCID: https://orcid.org/0000-0002-6684-3911, Rathore, Manohar, Roy, Anurupa and Sabnani, Nina (2020) Interdisciplinary research in Rajasthan, India: exploring the role of culture and art to support rural development and water management. Water Alternatives, 13 (3) . pp. 822-842. ISSN 1965-0175 [Article]
  7. Leeson, Loraine ORCID logoORCID: https://orcid.org/0000-0002-6684-3911 (2013) Active energy: turbine on the Thames. [Artefact]
  8. Leeson, Loraine ORCID logoORCID: https://orcid.org/0000-0002-6684-3911 (2017) Active energy - Three Mills water wheel. [Artefact]
  9. Leeson, Loraine ORCID logoORCID: https://orcid.org/0000-0002-6684-3911 (2020) Active energy - visual narrative. [Digital artefact]
  10. Leeson, Loraine ORCID logoORCID: https://orcid.org/0000-0002-6684-3911 (2007) Active Energy web site. [Digital artefact]