Monthly Archives: June 2017

The Art and Politics of Simplicity: ‘Refugees Welcome’ in York

June 20, 2017

Image: Nelli Stavropoulou Counterpoints Arts was in York last Saturday (17 June) participating in the York Festival of Ideas, working at the University of York on an Impact Research Fellowship – with Maggie O’Neill in Sociology and Simon Parker in Politics. Part of the focus is to encourage people to see the value of arts and […]

Different Past, Shared Futures: Refugee Week at The British Museum

June 19, 2017

Join us for a rich range of happenings and activities taking place at The British Museum – from music performances, to visual installations, youth workshops and much more. Prompted by this year’s Refugee Week, ‘Our Shared Future’, the programme is curated to encourage full participation. Catering for all ages, it’s a heady mix of theatre, […]

Am I my Brother’s Keeper? Kate Daudy reflects on her new work

June 17, 2017

British artist Kate Daudy reflects on her new work, which transforms a family tent from a refugee camp in Jordan into a participatory art installation. The project that came to be called ‘Am I my Brother’s Keeper?’, came about at the very start of 2016. I was alarmed by the rise of intolerance in the UK, and felt […]

Our Table: The Art of Food, Migration and Social Justice

June 13, 2017

Counterpoints Arts went to Cork, Ireland to moderate a public conversation about Our Table, a project focusing on the political power of food to make social change. Our Table is  specifically aiming to end the ‘direct provision’ system across Ireland. This conversation, set in the heart of the English Food Market in Cork City, was a […]

Learning Lab: Support Group network-SGN & Re:Act, Valand Academy, Kultur i Väst, Outgrain, and Counterpoints Arts, London

June 7, 2017

Counterpoints Arts’ Learning Lab travelled to Sweden for two days 30-31st May, to explore the self-organising cooperative methodologies developed and enacted by Support Group Network- SGN and Re:Act project of Save the Children, across different refugee camps and municipalities in Sweden. The aim of the Learning Lab was to connect and engage artists, activists, educators, […]

Join Counterpoints Arts for Refugee Week 2017

June 5, 2017

We are delighted to share our programme of events for Refugee Week 2017. From virtual reality to interactive installations; Iranian hip-hop to the launch of the London Syrian ensemble, we invite you to join us for a range of world-class performances and happenings, celebrating the Refugee Week 2017 theme of Our Shared Future. Many events are […]