Art, Politics and Social Engagement

Artists, designers and researchers contributing to the Art, Politics and Social Engagement research hub at the ANU School of Art and Design recognise that the political is a radically contested space. They see the role of art and design as one where current political and social issues are pushed to the forefront of public debate by taking creative, intellectual and political risks to enact positive change. The hub was established in 2019 in recognition of the significant research undertaken under this banner since the school’s inception. It includes current artists, designers and researchers who investigate the relationship between art and politics and the impact of contemporary art and design practice on communities through a broad range of social engagement and public practices. 

Contributors to the ANU School of Art & Design Art, Politics and Social Engagement research hub collaborate with individuals, networks and institutions across Asia, Europe, North and South America.

Associate Professor Alison Alder, Dr Peter Alwast, Dr Lindsay Kelley (convenor), Dr Lucien Leon, Dr Rebecca Mayo, Dr Raquel Ormella, Dr Pia van Gelder and Dr Chaitanya Sambrani.

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Image: Alison Alder. Newscrap, 2018 (still). Two-channel video, 14.30min.


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