Issue 313: Everyday culture

  • Everyday culture

    Photo of woman playing guitar to a standing audience outdoors
    12 Apr 2018

    How can we make the arts an everyday experience for everyone? Michael Eades explains why he believes in the power of grassroots arts.

    What is the ‘everyday’? It’s a question that is fundamental to thinking about how we encourage ‘everyday participation’. But at the same time it’s a surprisingly tricky one to nail down.

    Philosophers have argued about this for decades, if not centuries. One formulation comes from the late, great, cultural geographer Doreen Massey who once noted wryly that even in the midst of a modern city like London “much of life for many people, even in the heart of the first world, still consists... more

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