Art, the Audience and Activism: How Can the Arts Bring About Real Change in the World?

Activity: Academic talk or presentation typesOral presentation


How can hip-hop reduce inequalities? Dance tackle immigration? Comedy improve mental health in the Deaf community? Environmental art in green spaces change the way we think about what it means to be well?

In this interactive talk and workshop, we dove into the thinking behind Measuring Humanity and reflected on the power of art to challenge policy makers and academics to reassess what counts as evidence when developing policies, practices, and recommendations.

In particular, we discussed a hip-hop video video featuring rapping written using co-produced data from marginalised community members, health and voluntary sector practitioners, and researchers. Dear Human highlighted the lived experiences of these communities and questions the nature of evidence in public health.
Period5 Apr 2022
Event titleErasmus Exchange: University of Lisbon
Event typeConference