Call out from Migrants in Culture – Resources for Migrant Culture Workers & Hostile Environments New Testimonies 30 June 2021

Call out 1: resources for migrant culture workers At Migrants in Culture we are developing a migrant resource pack: a document collecting and connecting existing sources of information and support for migrants working in culture. We are inviting our fellow migrants to contribute to the pack: let us know about organisations, programmes or resources that…

Am I In or Out?

    by Arthur MacTaggart   I have no training in art.  My creativity at school was limited to doodles on my books.  And yet now, I find that art has become a crucial tool. About a decade ago, my life went off the rails, and I was sentenced to a short spell in prison. …

A Day of Art/Law – Reflections on the Live Art and Discussions at the Out(Law) Exhibition (SEAS) Socially Engaged Art Salon

      A Day of Art/Law – Reflections on the Live Art and Discussions at the Out(Law) Exhibition (SEAS) Socially Engaged Art Salon by Giselle Jones BMECP Centre Brighton 14th September 2019.   On 14thSeptember, the out(Law) exhibition, hosted a live art intervention Margarita X: A Case Study by artist Janina Moninska, followed by…

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…

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…

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…

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…

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…

Distant Animals, StreetLaw Brighton and Art/Law Network at the Tate Exchange ‘Who are we?’ Project

Last Sunday we were very excited to join members of The Hostile Environment Collective for the Tate Exchange ‘Who are we?’ Project Hostile Environment Tour. Liberty, Hunger for Freedom strikers, SOAS Detainee Support, Protest Stencil and other grass roots groups were also there Wednesday 23rd – Sunday 27th May as part of the programme of events. Artist and…

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…

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