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Economics, People and Place: policy versus participatory arts practice in the context of migration.

Thursday 5th November 2015
11:40-1:00pm

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Image: Everyday on Canalside, Marcia Chandra, 2015

Date: Thursday 5 November – 2015

Time: 11:40 – 1:00 pm

Location: De Montfort University, Leicester LE1 9BH

The 2015 Budget painted a very partisan picture of the parsing of the public purse with harsh everyday effects for diverse communities of place. Can we credibly claim to engage in socially engaged and community-led arts projects without also grappling with the language of economic policy? Do we shy away from such discourse and debate at our peril?

Can we re-frame economic relations with values of empathy, care and humanity? What might this do to participatory arts practice?

At this Counterpoints Arts’ Learning Lab Round Table at the Platforma Festival 2015, we explored the critical space between economic policy, inequality, participatory arts and communities of place.

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