• How to change the world

Jordan, Mel, Hewitt, Andrew and Beech, Dave, 2015, Conference or Workshop, How to change the world at 9th International Conference in Critical Management Studies: Is there an Alternative? Management after Critique, University of Leicester, 8-10 July 2015.

Abstract or Description:

The Freee art collective hosted a workshop on collective manifesto writing. The project is a platform for opinion formation, which enables delegates to generate statements on what they think we ought to do to ‘change the world’. Freee introduced the conference delegates to manifesto writing, then Freee facilitated the generation of ideas from delegates for inclusion in a new manifesto.
Participants were asked to write their ideas on coloured paper and then ‘publish’ them on the conference room walls for all to see. Next everyone was asked to sign up to the concepts in which they believe, by writing their name on the statement they agree with. Freee constructed the statements that have at least one signature into a manifesto and the delegates. At a performance at the end of the day the delegates came together as a choir to read aloud the shared opinions.
The Freee art collective are Dave Beech, Andy Hewitt and Mel Jordan. Freee produce slogans, billboards and publications that challenge the commercial and bureaucratic colonization of the public sphere. Their work has been shown at the Liverpool Biennial and the Istanbul Biennial.

Subjects: Creative Arts and Design > W100 Fine Art
School or Centre: School of Arts & Humanities
Funders: University of Leciester
Date Deposited: 24 Dec 2016 00:35
Last Modified: 17 Nov 2020 22:15
URI: https://researchonline.rca.ac.uk/id/eprint/2642
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