- Event Start: 10th May 2018, 8:30pm
- Event Type:
This House Believes Art is the Best Means to a Peaceful Revolution
Art possesses an ability to invigorate, inspire and unite individuals. But has that influence been overestimated? Does art truly have the power to incite long-lasting political change or is our politicisation of art more self-defeating than we realise?
Speakers in Proposition:
- Christine Burns MBE : Author and former Vice President of Press for Change, a UK-based support organisation for trans people
- Deepa Mehta OC : Canado-Indian film director and screenwriter, best known for her Elements trilogy
- Prof Stephen Duncombe : Professor of Media & Culture at New York University, and director of the Center for Artistic Activism
Speakers in Opposition:
- Julian Spalding: Writer, former director of Glasgow Museums & creator of Glasgow's Gallery of Modern Art; outspoken critic of contemporary art world who coined the term 'Con Art'
- Nadia Rose: Rapper from Croydon, BBC Sound of 2017 nominee, and Stormzy's cousin
Prior to this debate, the Emergency Debate will be held at 7.45pm on a motion to be decided at this week's Consultative Committee
With sincere thanks to the following for their support: