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About us

About the Artivism Research Group

Based within the Centre for the Study of Crime, Criminalisation and Social Exclusion, the Artivism Research Group seeks to explore new models of collaborative work between academic researchers, artists, curators, campaign groups and charities.

Expertise

Working at the intersections of social policy, cultural studies, politics, and social theory

Our expertise is varied and includes:

  • critical social policy
  • socially engaged arts practice
  • co-design and production techniques
  • digital technologies
  • theatre
  • narrative methodologies
  • visual methods
  • participatory research design

Mission

Social change through art as activism

The Artivism Research Group seeks to develop new models of collaborative work between academics and artists. In exploring new modes of criminological inquiry the group aims to consider the potential of ‘artivism’ as a means to effect social change.