I am based in London and (have) work(ed) across multiple roles in film and theatre making. I'm currently doing a research degree looking at the social, technological and financial infrastructures that enabled experimental filmmaking in India from the 1930s to the 1970s. I'm convinced from my historical research - and, frankly, from my actual life - that artists need to grapple with their material conditions far more directly and far more assertively, if we're to have any hope of enacting any redistributive and democratising goals. I'm involved with some new-ish political education projects in the UK, e.g. left-leaning reading groups for actors and theatre-makers, and the level of basic literacy around economic questions is depressingly and debilitatingly low. (My own illiteracy included...)
An online symposium exploring ideas of basic income and the need for an approach to economy that puts creativity and care at its centre. Led by a panel of artists, researchers, economists, scientists and philosophers, the symposium responds to current and ongoing planetary crises, and positions creativity and social ecology as integral to shaping policy and systems of value.