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Groundwerk 8.3: Mapping Social Issues Through Art and Activism

WED 18 NOV 2020, 6-7.30pm // FREE & OPEN TO ALL


Listen to the audio recording of this session below

At a time where intersecting issues of public health, structural racism, and financial crisis are being amplified, this workshop will carve out space for thinking and feeling how art and activism find themselves woven through these subject areas. Using Raju Rage’s Under/Valued Energetic Economy Map and associated resources as a starting point, we will create our own mind-body maps to identify how these issues impact us and our positions within them.

This workshop is free to attend and open to all but booking is necessary, as spaces are limited. For this online session, we will be using video calling platform Zoom. It is possible to take part with or without setting up an account, and we will send instructions for joining ahead of the day.

Groundwerk is a monthly series of free practical workshops for artists and creatives wishing to gain the skills to support their practice. This workshop is supported by Arts Council England.



Raju Rage is proactive about using art, education and activism to forge creative survival. Based in London and working beyond, they explore the spaces and relationships between dis/connected bodies, theory and practice, text and the body and aesthetics and the political substance. Their current interests are around sustainability, economies, care, and resistance. They are a member of Collective Creativity arts collective, A Peoples Art Collective, Another Roadmap and a creative educator and independent scholar with an interest in radical pedagogy.

Raju has a theirstory in activism, self and collective organised queer/ transgender/ people of colour movements and creative projects in London and beyond from which their politics and works draw on and from.

Image credits:

Under/Valued Energetic Economy, Tablecloth and Digital Map Raju Rage, 2017

Mental maps, El libro de los MAPAS MENTALES by Tony Buzan.

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