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Platform at 'Generosities of Economy' Symposium, Liverpool, 8th December

Platform at ‘Generosities of Economy’ Symposium, Liverpool, 8th December

Come, think, and talk about ‘Gifts of Self-care and Lovely Limits’:  how are we sustainable in our art-activism? With Jane Trowell, Platform. This is part of the fascinating ‘Generosities of Economy’ afternoon symposium at the Homebaked Bakery in Anfield, Liverpool. Free event. Details of the Symposium here.
The showcase that “Emboldens” and shakes the “Energetic Apathy”

The showcase that “Emboldens” and shakes the “Energetic Apathy”

Since I joined Platform in July, I have seen the high-spirited Farzana passionately preparing for the “Shake! – Young Voices in Arts, Media, Race & Power course”, organising its different activities and coordinating with other facilitators (Ed, Zena and Sai) in order to make it even better than the previous sessions. The third  course  was...
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...
Final call for proposals: artist-led funded projects with Platform & LADA

Final call for proposals: artist-led funded projects with Platform & LADA

This Monday is the deadline for DIY 10 proposals. Get yours in now! DIY is an opportunity for artists working in Live Art to conceive and run unusual training and professional development projects for other artists. Platform’s call is for “Live Art, performance as protest and the online element.” Platform invites proposals that look at performance...
SHAKE! Arts>>Media>>Race>>Power, 18-22 February

SHAKE! Arts>>Media>>Race>>Power, 18-22 February

FREE 5-day course for 16-25 year olds.Art can be a powerful non-violent force for change.Each day Shake! creative workshops will provide space to imagine what justice looks like, experiment with new ideas, learn new tools and fire up your imagination.Over the five days, the course will include:>> interactive workshops, stimulating dialogue & skill-shares with practicing...
Who shook the Shakers? The influences behind the upcoming arts, race, media and power course

Who shook the Shakers? The influences behind the upcoming arts, race, media and power course

This February sees a new session start for the Shake! course on arts, media, race and power. Over five days young people will have space to imagine what justice looks like, experiment with new ideas, learn new tools, such as practical hands-on techniques in spoken word, online media, film/video and music technology. There will also...
Workshops & Training

Workshops & Training

  Platform works with and between art, activism, education and research. In our ongoing practice we want to share with others lessons learned. We are continuously developing new and improved ways of working, and have built up various areas of expertise over thirty years of collaboration. The key areas we offer workshops and training are:...
DIY 9 report is out - live art routes into oil's impacts

DIY 9 report is out – live art routes into oil’s impacts

DIY 9: 2012 was hugely successful. 240 artists took part in 14 different projects – one of which Platform worked on with Nicole Garneau. Platform is grateful to Live Art Development agency for convening the entire project, which led on to several fruitful creative connections and collaborations for us. By artists, for artists, you can...
Experiencing 'The Panaudicon' - An audio tour of Tate Britain and BP sponsorship

Experiencing ‘The Panaudicon’ – An audio tour of Tate Britain and BP sponsorship

 In August 2012 a dissertation for an MSc in Sustainable Development was submitted at Exeter University that was titled TATE-Á-TATE: An exploration of Soundwalks and their potential for achieving sustainability (download here). Written by Robert Black, it featured a three part auto-ethnographic response to participation in the Tate à Tate audio tour, a three part sound...
The Oil Road on Deutsche Welle

The Oil Road on Deutsche Welle

Deutsche Welle bring The Oil Road to life with sound and music. Words provided by Platform’s Anna Galkina and James Marriott.
Education

Education

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...
Events

Events

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