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Baltic Creative Shed

Regenerating Regeneration
Movement for Cultural Democracy

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How are arts and culture implicated in regeneration, gentrification and social cleansing in the UK? How can we respond to the ongoing neoliberalisation of arts and culture which has lead to what we might call “artwashing”? Through participation and by reflecting on our everyday class experiences, the session will explore how we might enable grassroots forms of regeneration to flourish - forms that benefit and protect existing people and communities, rather than exploit and displace them.


Stephen Pritchard
Movement for Cultural Democracy

Arts historian, writer, activist and artist

Liam Kelly
Make Liverpool

Liam Kelly is the founder & CEO of social enterprise Make Liverpool, supporting creatives starting businesses. Liam chairs the Baltic Triangle Area, Liverpool’s creative quarter and fastest growing tech cluster. A public speaker on mental health, new economics and equality.