|dc.identifier.citation||Baker. S. 2015. MAKING CULTURAL WARRIORS: AFROREGGAE'S SOCIAL TECHNOLOGY OF THE ARTS. Queen Mary University of London||en_US
|dc.description.abstract||This thesis is based on a practice-as-research project with young people by
artists from Brazilian arts and social project, AfroReggae and myself. The
project Cultural Warriors, took place in three English cities, London,
Manchester and Gateshead and one Brazilian, Rio de Janeiro, between
January 2010 and May 2012. Cultural Warriors was part of a larger
international knowledge exchange programme, From the favela to the world,
which interrogated international practice that use the arts to enact change
within communities. AfroReggae utilized embodied arts practices to offer
artistic development and reflection to UK artists and art organisations.
Theoretical considerations of embodiment, place, affect and engaged
performance frame this research. The research seeks to locate the potential of
affective artistic engagement as a mode of individual and community
My research examined the following:
The capacity for international cultural exchanges to achieve transformational
impact, and extend the learning, personal development and experience of UK
young people with a range of learning abilities
The extent AfroReggae methodologies could be used to extend the learning,
practice, ambition and reach of UK arts organisations.
How the achievements of the project could be documented to widely
disseminate its learning.
The thesis is composed of three elements:
Cultural Warriors An international practice based research programme for UK
artists and arts organisations in partnership with artist from AfroReggae.
Artist, Activist or Warrior? A multi-media e-document arising from Cultural
Warriors. The document uses a range of multimedia to give a sensory
background to Cultural Warriors and a context on the practice.
A written thesis locating Cultural Warriors in a theoretical of performed identity,
power and the affect contained in arts activity.||
|dc.description.sponsorship||Arts and Humanities Research Council PhD studentship||en_US
|dc.publisher||Queen Mary University of London||en_US
|dc.subject||affective artistic engagement||en_US
|dc.subject||individual and community transformation.||en_US
|dc.title||MAKING CULTURAL WARRIORS: AFROREGGAE'S SOCIAL TECHNOLOGY OF THE ARTS||en_US
|dc.rights.holder||The copyright of this thesis rests with the author and no quotation from it or information derived from it may be published without the prior written consent of the author||