Intra-vulnerabilities: An artistic strategy for co-creating culture and policy with communities, artists and funders
This PhD thesis is a collaborative research study with London South Bank University and housing and community grants giving organisation, Hammersmith United Charities. It focuses on how funders, local communities and artists can co-create culture and policy through a reframing of vulnerability available in artistic activity and strategy. Practice-based, the thesis comprises four theatrical installations and an approved arts strategy for the charity. (forthcoming 2020)
Read the Arts Strategy here
Read an interview here
Practice as Research
Informed by interviews with local people, policy makers and artists, these installations examine the ways in which vulnerabilities can be reframed with expertise and inform a methodology for cultural grant-making with people in need.
Remembering the Future, Borough Road Gallery, St. Paul's Centre 2017
Made in collaboration with Levitt Bernstein Architects, local residents and designer Paul Burgess, this video and architecture installation examines how older people's memories of home and housing might inform future plans for an affordable intergenerational housing development in West London. Find out more
Moving Time, St. Paul's Centre 2018
Continuing the collaboration with Levitt Bernstein architects, this installation invited people of all ages to swing and chat together on colourful benches, discussing the possibilities for shared communal spaces in the new intergenerational housing plan. Find out more.
Moving Between, St. Paul's Centre 2018
Made in collaboration with 33 local residents to Hammersmith, this 8-minute film was originally shown across an 11 screen installation to examine multiple views on a need for community cohesion. Find out more
Moving Portraits, St. Paul's Centre, Lyric Square, Westfield Shopping Centre; 2018
33 portraits of local people reframe art in relationship to need by asking what kind of art they might like to make or commission for the local area. Find out more