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Create News 11: Mick Wilson on Understandings of Civil Society
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Create News 11: Mick Wilson on Understandings of Civil Society

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Mick Wilson on understandings of civil society

The task set for this short text is to consider the role of art and artists in: (i) supporting a sense of possibility within civil society; and (ii) preventing the shutting down of social and community discourses now regarded as outmoded by various institutional and political interests. These are quite daunting themes to address. Indeed, simply communicating what is at stake in these themes is perhaps already a task that exceeds what is possible in a thousand words. However, fools rush in…

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