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The Oil Road US tour: Virginia, 5 and 10 September 2013

The Oil Road US tour: Virginia, 5 and 10 September 2013

Virginia Tech, Blacksburg, Virginia 5 September, 12:30pm in 132 Lane Hall The Oil Road – the machinery of our fossil fuel addiction and how to move beyond it Talk by James Marriott, co-author of The Oil Road: Journeys from the Caspian to the City of London. This event is free and open to the public,...
Shake! August 2013

Shake! August 2013

FREE 5-day course for 16-25 year old’s Shake!  is a dynamic youth initiative using art as a powerful non-violent force for change and a celebration of youth voices. Each day Shake! creative workshops will provide space to imagine what justice looks like, experiment with new ideas, learn new tools, work with incredible artists and inspire...
The Oil Road in York, 25th July

The Oil Road in York, 25th July

THE OIL ROAD: JOURNEYS FROM THE CASPIAN SEA TO THE CITY OF LONDON Platform, with the Joseph Rowntree Charitable Trust, presents a free multimedia event on pipelines, fossil fuel dictators and the book The Oil Road (published in paperback by Verso in September 2013). Includes an extract from the new Oil Road afterword which won’t...
Workshop on using Story-based Strategy, 30 July 2013

Workshop on using Story-based Strategy, 30 July 2013

Platform office, Tuesday 30 July 2013, 6.30 to 8.30pm Story-based strategy links movement building with an analysis of narrative power and places storytelling at the center of social change. The Centre for Story-based Strategy (formerly SmartMeme) have developed an approach that is grounded in a narrative analysis of power—a recognition that humans use stories to understand the world...
Climate Commons: literature, climate change and activism. Free event, Wed 19th June, London

Climate Commons: literature, climate change and activism. Free event, Wed 19th June, London

Climate Commons: literature, climate change and activism Readings by Tony White, Hayley Newman & James Marriot Wednesday 19th June 2013, 6pm to 8pm, Proboscis Studio, Farringdon, London. NB – Proboscis studio is NOT wheelchair accessible Book a free place on Eventbrite Tony White’s latest novel Shackleton’s Man Goes South is published as an exclusive free ebook by the Science Museum, with...
Shake! Showcase #2 Voice! Verse! & Power!

Shake! Showcase #2 Voice! Verse! & Power!

Join us for a showcase of Voice! Verse! & Power! from the participants on the second Shake! course that took place at the Stephen Lawrence Centre in February 2013.Featuring freshly created poetic, filmic & musical responses to injustice. Free, limited capacity so get your tickets here :                ...
Oil City - site specific theatre by Platform 10th-21st June 2013

Oil City – site specific theatre by Platform 10th-21st June 2013

A spy thriller for the post-occupy era. BUY TICKETS This new piece of site-specific immersive theatre by Platform takes you deep into the underbelly of London’s oil economy. Around you the financial sector shimmers in high-rise office blocks. Behind closed doors deals are done and oil projects financed with few questions asked. Meanwhile vast swathes...
Temporary?  An event on ethics, performance and oil sponsorship, 18 April 2013

Temporary? An event on ethics, performance and oil sponsorship, 18 April 2013

Thursday 18 April – 7.30pm The White Building, Hackney Wick Free (limited capacity and places will be available on a first come first in basis) “We look for long-term partners and one of those long-term partners is BP. We all recognise they have a difficulty at the moment but you don’t abandon your friends because...
#TheOilRoad comes to Exeter University, 11th March 2013

#TheOilRoad comes to Exeter University, 11th March 2013

James Marriott will be speaking at a public event organised by the University of Exeter Geography department and followthethings.com on Monday 11th March at 10am. For full details click here.  
The Work of Art in Critical Times - Open Day Symposium at Falmouth University, 8-9 March 2013

The Work of Art in Critical Times – Open Day Symposium at Falmouth University, 8-9 March 2013

Platform will be participating in a symposium at Falmouth University on The Work of Art in Critical Times. Held at the Falmouth campus on 8-9th March, the symposium will explore questions such as ‘how can the work of artists and curators be effective in critical times?’, ‘what are the various cultural, political and environmental values...
'Spatial Politics' event, Royal Geographical Society, 8 March 2013

‘Spatial Politics’ event, Royal Geographical Society, 8 March 2013

Radical geographer Doreen Massey – whom we hugely admire – gives a keynote speech at this event marking a new publication on her influence on theory, culture and politics. In the ‘Political Cultures’ workshop. Jane Trowell (Platform) is speaking alongside Dr Ian Shaw (Univ of Glasgow). This is at the RGS in central London, 11 –...
Of Memory and Engineering - Armenian Institute, 26 Feb 2013

Of Memory and Engineering – Armenian Institute, 26 Feb 2013

Of Memory and Engineering – The Baku-Tbilisi-Ceyhan Pipeline and Armenia Photographer Helen Sheehan and James Marriott of Platform  present images and stories from the Baku-Tbilisi-Pipeline and Eastern Turkey. Drawing from Dyarbakir/Dikanakeard and Zaytoun/Zeitoun  and the recently published The Oil Roadi they will explore how this massive piece of 21st century energy infrastructure was excavated through the complex...
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