History Acts: Culture Strikes

Tuesday 18 June, 6.00pm – 8.00pm

Birkbeck, University of London, Room 106, 43 Gordon Square, London WC1B 5DT.

All welcome, no need to book.

For information contact Flore Janssen f.janssen@bbk.ac.uk

 ACTIVISTS

Tate Strike – Jack Jeans, Tate employee and PCS union organiser, was recently involved in organising the Tate Strike ballot.

HISTORIANS

 Lucy McFadzean, Aberystwyth University, is a PhD Researcher looking at the cultural policies of the Greater London Council between 1981-6. She is interested in the ways grassroots, political and community centred cultural forms can be supported by state and other institutions.

 Dr Gavin Grindon, University of Essex, recently co-curated The Occupation Museum in Banksy’s Walled Off Hotel in Bethlehem, Palestine, presenting a Palestinian-led narrative of the history and everyday experience of Israel’s colonial occupation of Palestine. In 2015, he curated The Museum of Cruel Designs, at Banksy’s Dismaland in Weston-Super-Mare. His research focuses on twentieth century art, specifically activist-art and institutional critique and its futures. He is currently completing a book on the history of activist-art.

 History Acts is supported by the Raphael Samuel History Centre

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