Playing for Time: Making Art as if the World Mattered

Playing for Time: Making Art as if the World Mattered
Library Shelf Location 07.NEAL
Publication Date 2015

This groundbreaking handbook is a resource for artists, community activists and anyone wishing to reach beyond the facts and figures of science and technology to harness their creativity to make change in the world.

This timely book explores the pivotal role artists play in re-thinking the future; re-inventing and re-imagining our world at a time of systemic change and uncertainty. Playing for Time identifies collaborative arts practices emerging in response to planetary challenges, reclaiming a traditional role for artists in the community as truth-tellers and agents of change.

Sixty experienced artists and activists give voice to a new narrative – shifting society’s rules and values away from consumerism and commodity towards community and collaboration with imagination, humour, ingenuity, empathy and skill. Inspired by the grass-roots Transition movement, modelling change in communities worldwide, Playing for Time joins the dots between key drivers of change – in energy, finance, climate change, food and community resilience – and ‘recipes for action’ for readers to take and try.

ISBN 9781783191864
Quantity 1
Pages 480
Author Lucy Neal
Format Paperback
Publisher Oberon Books
Categories Theory, Social Practice
Keywords social change, Activism, Community Engagement, Art and Technology, Collaboration
Language English

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