Arts and Social Change’ aims to describe a broad field of work in which the arts intersect with social or political intentions. In this context, art is a political act and produced in a conscious effort to facilitate and/or participate in social change. The interdisciplinary nature of this field, with blurred boundaries between arts, geography, sociology and politics, requires an equally collaborative approach to its exploration and understanding.
- Introduce and share literature and practice related to arts and social change amongst a group of doctoral researchers and beyond.
- Create a regular forum for discussion of issues relating to doctoral projects and other practice and research we are undertaking broadly related to arts and social change.
- To initiate a network of researchers both inside and outside WRoCAH working in similar areas. This will take place in terms of regular meetings, online forum and possible future symposium.
Jade French, Leeds
Other student organisers
Pippa Gardner, The University of Sheffield