Discussing the creative resistance: How is art used effectively in protest?

Thu, 03/05/2012 - 18:30
Regular event?: 
This is not a regular event

Central St Martins and Housmans Bookshop presents ‘Discussing the creative resistance: How is art used effectively in protest?’
‘Our Demonstration’ is an exhibition occupying the Guardian’s News and Media Gallery from 12th April to the 1st May 2012. Using the Guardian’s photo archive as a starting point, the exhibition will show selected photographs from the history of protest, alongside work from both established and emerging artists, addressing the role of art as an agent of social change.
To compliment the 'Our Demonstration' exhibition, Housmans has teamed up with the Central Saint Martins organisers to host a discussion with a panel of artists, activists and theorists, as to how art can most effectively play a role in political movements. The focus will be on recent anti-capitalism, anti-war and climate change demonstrations, put into historical context with examples from the 1960s.
The panel includes artist and activist Noel Douglas, journalist and film-maker Leah Borromeo, artist and activist The Vacuum Cleaner, and artist and writer Dean Kenning. This event will be taking place at The Hub in King’s Cross – all welcome.
Nearest tube: King's Cross

Organised by: 
Housmans Bookshop and Central St Martins
Organiser is an NFP member
Free Entry
The Hub, 34B York Way, London, N1 9AB