Playing for Time: Making Art as if the World Mattered

Playing for Time: Making Art as if the World Mattered

By: Lucy Neal (author)Paperback

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This timely book explores the pivotal role that artists play in rethinking the future in a time of uncertainty. "Playing for Time "identifies collaborative arts practices emerging in response to planetary challenges, including energy and financial crises, climate change, and hunger. Collected here are the experiences of sixty-four artists and activists, who write with passion, imagination, humor, ingenuity, empathy and skill.

About Author

Lucy Neal is a theatre-maker and educator interested in how celebratory events act as a catalyst for change. A Co-founding Director of the London International Festival of Theatre (1981-'05), her work looks at how the arts inspire new ways of living within the ecological limits of a finite planet. She has been an active player in the Transition movement since 2008. Co-author of MMM's "Sustainable Ability," she is Happiness Associate on the Happy Museum Project, and co-founder of The Case for Optimism. She is co-author of "The Turning World - stories from the London International Festival of Theatre" (Gulbenkian) and was awarded an OBE in 2005 for services to drama. Contributors are visual artists, theatre makers, performers, craftspeople, playwrights, sustainability managers, cultivators, writers, activists and environmentalists from the UK and around the world, including Paul Allen, Rob Hopkins, Heather Ackroyd, James Marriott, John Jordan, Ruth Ben-Tovim, Anne-Marie Culhane, Amy Sharrocks, Waiata Telfer, Paul Kingsnorth, Sarah Woods, Charlotte Du Cann and Farzana Khan.

Product Details

  • ISBN13: 9781783191864
  • Format: Paperback
  • Number Of Pages: 396
  • ID: 9781783191864
  • ISBN10: 1783191864

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