/ art

The “Anything Goes” Museum

I’ve just returned from snowy Warsaw where I visited a few really decent shows. Amongst them was an exhibition titled The “Anything Goes” Museum, at the National Museum in Warsaw, which has been curated almost entirely by 69 children and

/ art

The “Anything Goes” Museum

I’ve just returned from snowy Warsaw where I visited a few really decent shows. Amongst them was an exhibition titled The “Anything Goes” Museum, at the National Museum in Warsaw, which has been curated almost entirely by 69 children and

Shadow Curriculum
/ art

Youth/arts events on my radar this autumn

Somehow, I’m now in the third and final year of my PhD. The second (fieldwork) year was the busiest yet, and the main reason for the sparse number of posts on this blog. I know that now I’m in the

Shadow Curriculum
/ art

Youth/arts events on my radar this autumn

Somehow, I’m now in the third and final year of my PhD. The second (fieldwork) year was the busiest yet, and the main reason for the sparse number of posts on this blog. I know that now I’m in the

/ art

Youth work, arts practice and optimism

Back at the end of April, when still under the impression that we might have a change in government on the horizon, I co-organised an event with the British Educational Research Association at The University of Nottingham, which brought together

/ art

Youth work, arts practice and optimism

Back at the end of April, when still under the impression that we might have a change in government on the horizon, I co-organised an event with the British Educational Research Association at The University of Nottingham, which brought together

Superkillen

If Carlsberg did playgrounds…Notes from Copenhagen

If you’re a child-free adult like me, public playgrounds are unlikely to be part of your daily landscape. They are there of course, but only in the background. I’ve been interested in the links between play and contemporary art for

Superkillen

If Carlsberg did playgrounds…Notes from Copenhagen

If you’re a child-free adult like me, public playgrounds are unlikely to be part of your daily landscape. They are there of course, but only in the background. I’ve been interested in the links between play and contemporary art for

/ art

Work, work, work

It’s the heaviest drinking weekend of the year, out of office alerts are on across the country and my facebook feed is full of people joyously announcing their two-week hiatus from the world of work. Except of course everyone is

/ art

Work, work, work

It’s the heaviest drinking weekend of the year, out of office alerts are on across the country and my facebook feed is full of people joyously announcing their two-week hiatus from the world of work. Except of course everyone is

/ art

Exhibiting children’s rights: a brief review of WHY? Festival

My 9-year-old self was a bit of an activist. Along with my friend and our sisters we ran an attic-based organisation editing magazines that campaigned for animal rights (our parents constituted the primary readership), organised festivals in the garden to

/ art

Exhibiting children’s rights: a brief review of WHY? Festival

My 9-year-old self was a bit of an activist. Along with my friend and our sisters we ran an attic-based organisation editing magazines that campaigned for animal rights (our parents constituted the primary readership), organised festivals in the garden to

From Byker Grove to Undercover Boss: youth work on tv

I’ve written on here before about my slightly unhealthy youth television addiction. But I like to think there’s a scholarly rationale in there somewhere. Earlier this month I watched Undercover Boss, which focused on YMCA England, and sought to explore

From Byker Grove to Undercover Boss: youth work on tv

I’ve written on here before about my slightly unhealthy youth television addiction. But I like to think there’s a scholarly rationale in there somewhere. Earlier this month I watched Undercover Boss, which focused on YMCA England, and sought to explore