Photograph during Shake! showcase, courtesy of Nadyah Aissa

Education and learning are central to all Platform’s work.

We run courses, workshops, exhibitions and trainings to share ideas and skills. This includes our dynamic programme on arts, race, media and power for young people aged 16 to 25 “Voices That Shake!”. We first launched Shake! in 2010 and it has been reinvented by young people every year since. Between 2004 – 09, we pioneered the course for adults “The Body Politic: Social and ecological justice, art, activism”. Shake! and The Body Politic have led many participants on to develop their own projects/campaigns. We offer trainings in art & activism, power & privilege, ethical funding, and can tailor one-off sessions on specific subjects. Get in touch.

We are driven by the politics of decoloniality and popular education, inspired by many educators and community activists. We create spaces for learning that are open, transparent, creative, and exciting. Each voice is valued, dissent encouraged, and long-term relationships welcomed. Through this we help to build social movements.

Voices that Shake! event, Leeds, 2011