London

Five phases of the project have taken place in London, where groups mentored and facilitated by Paul Heritage (academic), Gary Stewart (contemporary artist), Sylvan Baker (academic), Daniel Mathison-Johnson and Remi Stewart (emerging artists) have been enabled to engage in public debate.

The themes explored by young research groups have included: Social invisibility and its relationship to social security (July 2010, Southbank Centre); censorship (April 2011, QMUL in partnership with Phakama); displacement and asylum (September 2012, 198 Contemporary Arts and Learning); citizenship and democracy (St. Paul’s Way Trust School, June 2013); and gender, human rights, disability and criminal behaviour (The Arbour, installation forthcoming in December 2013, Rich Mix). The final installations presented at 198 Contemporary Arts and Learning, and a photograph of the Phakama groups performing their installation, can be seen below.