Friday, October 9, 2009

Body Politic Course

A seven week course starting on Wednesday 14th October.

What makes you want to act for justice? Racism? Climate change? Poverty? The price of food? Are you looking for new creative ways to make change happen? Do you need a space to reflect, think and refuel? This course, run by PLATFORM is for people who want to study how social justice, the environment, arts and activism work together.

This course is designed for people who want to study how social justice, the environment,
arts and activism work together. Whether you're concerned about local, national or global
issues, we investigate how creative approaches and collaborations combined with
research can make your work more compelling, politically effective and also sustainable.
This is also a chance to reflect on your own position and experience, think about where
you are, and how you want to proceed. This course will give you a grounding in the fertile
and sometimes difficult relationships between campaigning, art, activism, power, and
action. Learning is done through sharing ideas, creative workshops, and visiting speakers.
The course is very flexible and responds to the needs and desires of the group.

The Body Politic is run by interdisciplinary group PLATFORM, as part of C Words: Carbon, Climate,Capital, Culture, a two-month season of events and exhibitions at Arnolfini, Bristol 3 October - 29 November 2009.

Dates: Wednesdays 14, 21, 28 October, 4, 11, 18, 25 November
Fees: £90 full, £45 concs
Enrol: www.arnolfini.org.uk; Box Office 0117 917 2300
Led by: Jane Trowell (PLATFORM) and other contributors.

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