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Practice and Power Keynote talk: Jeanne Van Heeswijk

Video by Jeanne Van Heeswijk

Jeanne van Heeswijk is an artist who facilitates the creation of dynamic and diversified public spaces in order to “radicalize the local.” Her long-term community-embedded projects question art’s autonomy by combining performative actions, discussions, and other forms of organising and pedagogy in order to assist communities to take control of their own futures. Drawing on two major projects Freehouse: Radicalising the Local in Rotterdam (2008 – ongoing), and the more recent Philadelphia Assembled (2015-2017 and ongoing), Jeanne explores key questions relating to power and practice from the artist’s perspective. This keynote was the opening talk of Practice and Power.


related programme Collaborative Arts Partnership Programme