Yuen Fong Ling: The Human Memorial - an exploration of alternative forms of public monument and memorial making, since Covid-19, Black Lives Matter, and Rhodes Must Fall movements.
A group of disabled and chronically ill people came together to learn fire-making skills and find in this process new ways of speaking about how to build accessible and welcoming spaces.
The book, 'Queer Diasporic Futurity' by Flatness, proposes that a sense of futurity (entangled with the past and the present – Saidiya Hartman), inextricably linked with praxes of sustainability, visibility, and joy, is a condition of participation by many QTIPOC (Queer Trans Intersex identified People of Colour) in the arts.
The enSHRINE projectis one of six commissions as part of AHRC funded project SAFEDI (Social Art for Equality Diversity and Inclusion). SAFEDI is an AHRC fellowship led by Manchester Metropolitan University, Social Art Network, & Axis, working with social artists, marginalised communities and policy makers around the UK to rethink what inclusion in the arts means.
JarSquad Summer sessions gave JarSquad dedicated time to reflect, and collaborate with community partners to explore how our assemblies and activities might be extended to those not usually in attendance. We partnered with Nudge Community Builders, Plymouth & Devon Racial Equality Council (PDREC); established new connections with TimebankSW, and Diversity Business Incubator, and will continue to nurture budding relationships with Plymouth Hope, Omnium Radio, Cliik Community.
Find out about one of our SAFEDI projects The Women's Art Activation System (WAAS)
Axisweb (Axis) has partnered Manchester Metropolitan University (MMU) School of Art in conjunction with Social Art Network (SAN) on an Arts and Humanities Research Council (AHRC) fellowship, working with six social artists, community participants, arts organisations and policy makers to understand what kind of barriers underrepresented people face around access culture and creativity.