The Politics of Art & Social Change

Are you interested in collectively developing and facilitating a workshop for artists, educators and students to explore rights, representation and art education? 

We are inviting 3 students or alumni to collaborate on an APR workshop at the upcoming Rights in Focus Conference – a platform offering radical ways to think differently about art, rights, activism, social justice, care and community.

Building on APR’s work creating space for and collectively re-imagining art and education from an anti-racist and non-hierarchical perspective, we want to open up a conversation and creative space to consider: 

How are rights and representation reflected in our art schools currently?

What could more equitable and just futures for art and education look like?

What values and structures do we need to create a system where art education is possible for all, including those from marginalised and intersectional backgrounds?

We are offering a fee of £200 for each facilitator as well as a free ticket to the 2 day conference, in exchange for working together to develop and facilitate the workshop. You don’t need to have previous experience running workshops, just a connection to the themes we are working with. You will be working collectively with and supported by APR staff members during the process and it’s an opportunity to gain experience and platform your ideas alongside diverse voices from arts, politics, academia, policy, community and campaigning.

If you would like to take part in this opportunity please email with a few lines about your interest in collaboratively creating this workshop, and how it relates to your practice and interests. 

You do not need to have developed any ideas for the workshop at this stage. This opportunity is open to students and alumni from all APR partner universities (Goldsmiths, Kingston, Middlesex and Manchester Metropolitan).

The Rights in Focus conference takes place on 21st and 22nd April 2023 and is organised by Autograph, Camberwell School of Arts and South London Gallery.

the plurality of care

A Particular Reality is delighted to invite you to a morning of dialogue and making involving Kingston School of Art, staff, and students from all levels of BA Fine Art, APR members from Goldsmiths University of London, Manchester Metropolitan and Middlesex University. 

When: Wednesday, 29th March 2023, 10am-1pm

Where: KPTK402, 4th floor, Tower Block at Knights Park, Kingston School of Art

Through conversation and making, we hope to unpack the notion of care, and collectively establish the pluralities within what caring may look/feel like to each of us as students and staff within an art school context. 

For the first session, the intentions are to form a dialogue around archiving as care through making of Godhadi (quilt). During this journey of gathering, forming, and stitching, we will be accumulating previous APR posters, comforting textiles, used work/ personal objects, abandoned softness and any materials which may encompass the ‘old you’.

In the later session we will specifically consider the critique in relation to care and consider ways in which this well-established event within art school can become a space in which care is embedded. 

How can we care in multiple ways?

How can we navigate ourselves, our practices and our making within an art school while feeling safe? 

How do these topics connect to ways of practising anti-racism in the art school?

How can the process of archiving be considered to be a caring act?

The sessions will be facilitated by Abhaya Rajani and Alice Gale-Feeny. We will discuss questions around care, act of archiving and collectivity while manifesting Godhadi, which will be part of ‘Archive as Care’ space at Kingston School of Art.

Take Up Space 2023: Part 1

On Sunday 5th of March from 12-3 pm, Warsha Ahmed is hosting a dawat (a celebration around food) where everyone is invited to dress up and bring a dish they really love, that can be shared together. 

This is a part of our “Take Up Space” series in Goldsmiths CCA residency space. 

“Warsha Ahmed is a Kingston School of Art third-year BA Fine Art student. Her work focuses on her South Asian identity, draws attention to some of the problems or experiences she has had, and experiments with how to keep a boundary between her audience and the personal experiences she incorporates into her artwork. She also has spoken on the burdens of being a figure of representation can hold on young people. She strives to create environments where individuals are allowed to be present and exist without having to answer to anything. With this event, she hopes to achieve a comfortable environment to eat and converse as is often achieved within APR.”


On Sunday 5th of March from 3-6 pm, the Thursday Club – a Mexican Korean collective that discusses the intersections between art, technology, philosophy and fashion.

They will be discussing Kate Bautista’s manifesto. This workshop will be led by Dabin Kim, a goldsmiths alumni and Alejndro Escobar 

An Excerpt from the text to be discussed on Sunday… 

“Imaginaries for the Business of Fashion is an exploration and exercise in the possibilities for the economic developments of fashion. In this project fashion is imagined and explored through fictional alternatives while brushing with different economic systems, corresponding to the ideology of each economic order. Instead of being inspired superficially by a culture, reference or author – I want to imagine the ways fashion engages with this ideology.”

We hope to see many of you there.