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Lawscaping at the Venice Biennale

The event, ‘Escaping the Lawscape: a participatory game in the Giardini of Venice Art Biennale’, is drawn directly from Professor Andreas Philippopoulos-Mihalopoulos’s research on the lawscape. The action, which took place during the three days of the Venice Art Biennale opening from 8 to 10 May, was commissioned by the Dallas Pavilion 2019 and was…

Squatters’ Rights – Animal Squat and Radical Art/Law Education

by Double Why of Dog Section Press. Animal Squat is a radical book for children. I say “for children” with a bit of hesitation, because I don’t like to set age boundaries. Maybe a better definition would be an illustrated book with a small amount of text, which makes it easier to read. I say…

XR, Law and Creative Rebellion

  by Mothiur Rahman Mothiur Rahman, a member of the Art/Law Network and involved in the recent phenomena of Extinction Rebellion sums up some of the key points of the movement that may be of interest to those working on the art/law intersection.  ‘XR’ has an interesting Declaration of Rebellion as well as the proposed…

Migrant’s Gift by Akila Richards

Migrant’s Gift by Akila Richards Artist and playwright Akila Richards shares her work on migration and colonialism through recounting experience within her practice of writing and her embroidered clothing. Her recent work appeared in digital animation and text on clothes for collective exhibition at ONCA Gallery, Constructed Geographies. The broad theme of the exhibition allowed each artist…

Redistributing the Sensible: The Brighton Homeless Bill of Rights by David Thomas

Redistributing the Sensible: The Brighton Homeless Bill of Rights by David Thomas We have a homelessness crisis. You need only walk the streets of Brighton and Hove, or any city in the country, to see it. But the street homeless that you see are only the visible symptom, the intolerable crux, of the housing crisis…

Listen to the Artists! A workshop on the connection between art and law from the perspective of the artists by Andreas Philippopoulos-Mihalopoulos

  Listen to the Artists! A workshop on the connection between art and law from the perspective of the artists by Andreas Philippopoulos-Mihalopoulos Organised by the Westminster Law & Theory Lab, University of Westminster 6thof February, 2019   Legal academics often have fixed ideas about art and art practices. These tend towards the idealisation of…

Integrative Arts and the Art of Attachment by Joanna Parker

Integrative Arts psychotherapist Jo Parker speaks of her involvement in Brighton Oasis Project (BOP)’s ‘Art of Attachment’ project, and how art can transcend and transform in the name of justice. ‘The authentic voice may not be the one you want to hear. All true art is subversive at some level or other, but it doesn’t…

Byebye Laws

by Amy Frances Wishart Corcoran Check out this rather wonderful film by network member Amy about the trials and tribulations of an anonymous ‘byelaw breaker’. The piece brings a very welcome light hearted critique of the ridiculousness legal language, local bye laws, demonstrating the power that they can actually hold depending on their interpretation .. Amy…

Response to Jane Hinde’s As They Fell

by Sean Mulcahy From 6-8 September we ran an Art/Law Stream at the Critical Legal Conference.  We were very lucky to have the artist and lawyer Jane Hinde come and share her work in installation from, as well as an inspiring talk on her work as a practitioner in both the law and art. Below…

Art/Law Stream at the Critical Legal Conference

  The Sculpture Walk   From 6-8 September we were delighted to host our first (and hopefully not last!) fantastic Art/Law Stream at the Critical Legal Conference, this year hosted by the Open University Law School, Milton Keynes. We had some brilliant interventions on the art/law/aesthetics/politics intersection, from scoping legal objects and artefacts with Swastee…

Parle à main Européen

Parle à main Européen Parle à main Européen by speculative designer/artist Monique Grimord, as part of the creative duo Imagination of Things. Parle à main Européen is a critical alternative tour at the European Parliament, and one reminiscent of an art/law enquiry. The title is a word play with the French expression Parle à ma main,…

Art for International Law – Freedom Flotilla

by James Godfrey James Godfrey is a member of the Art/Law Network and part of the Campaign and Media Team of the Freedom Flotilla Coalition Responding to ongoing calls from Gaza to break the Israeli blockade deemed illegal under international law, four Freedom Flotilla boats have recently set sail in July 2018 from different ports in Scandinavia. After…

Research Methods in Environmental Law – Launched!

by Dr Victoria Brooks, Lecturer in Law, University of Westminster On 17 May, Research Methods in Environmental Law, edited by Andreas Philippopoulos-Mihalopoulos and Victoria Brooks, was officially launched at the University of Westminster.  The event took place in a small lecture theatre, with some wonderful quick-fire and occasionally dramatic contributions from some of the authors from…

Interview with Amanda Perry-Kessaris

  Interview by Swastee Ranjan For this issue, I interviewed Amanda Perry-Kessaris who is a Professor at the School of Law, University of Kent. She is a researcher with qualifications in law, economics and graphic design who has is interested in provoking and facilitating researchers to make legal their research visible and tangible in images…

Art/Law Network at the Critical Legal Conference 2018

This year’s Critical Legal Conference is at The Open University, Milton Keynes, 6-8 September.  The is regeneration, and as the conference webpage cites: “Drawing inspiration from the visions, strategies and conflicts that engendered the creation of Milton Keynes and The Open University at the end of the 1960s, and reflecting on recent conference themes at…

Guess Who? The Law Behind your Favourite USS Strike Memes

Wondering where some of your favourite memes during the USS strike have come from?  Who the creative mind behind the inspired ‘Do you Believe in Life after Work’ that has made its way up and down the country in the last few weeks? Anna, the law behind the memes! Well, it’s no other than the…

Breaking Law’s Fourth Wall

Breaking Law’s Fourth Wall by Sean Mulcahy Law in the Limelight has been a series of workshops built in many ways on emerging legal performance scholarship,[1] exploring the relationship between theatre, performance and law. The third workshop in the series focused on the fourth wall, the invisible and imagined wall that exists between the audience…

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