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Surface imaginaries

A guest blog post by Jane Brake, with photographs by John van Aitken. This post was inspired by the first seminar in the Welfare Imaginaries series. The skin of our tower block is opalescent. It’s hue is unstable, like mother of pearl its identity depends on the structure of refracted light and the observers angle… Continue reading Surface imaginaries

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Counter-ing austerity: Remembering what art can do

A guest blogpost by artist and zine-maker Jean McEwan 'How we fight back? Make art' I wanted to share a significant moment of remembering I had at September's Welfare Imaginaries event in Liverpool, sparked by listening to writer Kerry Hudson and artist Mark McGowan talk about their work in the day's closing session. Kerry read… Continue reading Counter-ing austerity: Remembering what art can do

Seminar 2 Blogs

Reflections on Seminar Two: Taking stock of the present

A blog post by the series organisers: Kim Allen, Sara De Benedictis, Kayleigh Garthwaite, Tracey Jensen, and Ruth Patrick Our second seminar in the Welfare Imaginaries series took place in Liverpool on the 25th September. We met at the same time and in the same city as the Labour Party Conference, at which Margaret Greenwood… Continue reading Reflections on Seminar Two: Taking stock of the present

Seminar 2 Blogs

Reflections from Welfare Imaginaries: considering the value of coming together in order to affect change

A guest blog post by Tracey Herrington, Thrive You always wonder whether attendance and presenting at events is ‘best use of your time’ – I often ask myself will my attendance make a difference? Will people find something useful or interesting in what I have to say? Will I glean any insight/inspiration from any of the… Continue reading Reflections from Welfare Imaginaries: considering the value of coming together in order to affect change