The Role of Art in Keeping Civic Space Open
The Human Rights Defender (HRD) Hub recently published the first paper in a new series of working papers.
The HRD Hub recently published the first paper in a new series of working papers based on conversations that have taken place between artists, activists and academics as part of the Arctivism project. These conversations aim to explore in more detail the creative practices of collaborations between artists and activists to better understand the role of art in activism.
The paper is based on the first conversation in the series - The Role of Art in Keeping Civic Space Open - which considered how artists and activists in South Africa, Uganda and the Phillipines reacted to restricitions imposed during the pandemic and pushed back against the closing civic and political spaces.