THE MARKET WILL REGULATE ITSELF
The past few years of British politics have been characterised by privatisation, deregulation of the market, austerity policies and competitiveness. These are only some of the defining characteristics of the neoliberal ideology through which policies have been implemented and continue to rule the political landscape of both sides of the Atlantic. Neoliberal policies have shaped not only the way we live but also our society and environments. As a way of encapsulating the ideological change brought about by this ideology and its repercussions on our system, I created a sound piece mixing recorded sounds titled ‘The Market Will Regulate Itself’ as a social commentary on our current system.
BRICKS + MORTAR
In 1919, the Government created the Addison Act, a move that made individual housing needs a national responsibility and aimed to provide good quality housing for working people. 100 years on in 2019 the state of our housing is not only a national crisis, but a national scandal. Our government is failing to provide affordable housing for everyone, property prices and rents are inflating and an acute housing shortage and lack of investment has led to the increased displacement of citizens and a sense of loss of community. Bristol is particularly affected. The Bricks and Mortar exhibition was set up to display and engage the public with the work of 3rd year UWE students. These outcomes were designed in the format of site specific mega graphics which were all installed in the city at the same time on Monday 11th November and then exhibited at the Vestibules in College Green.
C.E.O.s - CLIMATE EVOLUTION OPTIMISTS
125 x 176 mm
Climate Evolution Optimists is a collaborative end of year publication project based around the theme of Solastalgia, climate-based media narratives and speculative climate-focused scenarios. The process of producing the book involved creatively and inclusively exploring climate futures in the year 2050, using methods of speculative, critical & participatory design. Speculating on daily life in Bristol, 2050, through the lens of current climate projections, the C.E.O.s* seek to engage those groups disenfranchised by current media platforms, to think differently and to engage in community focused conversations, debates and action around climate issues. Website: futureceos.co.uk
An exploration on the birth, rise and fall of independent music, a phenomenon which took place in England throughout the late 70s, 80s and 90s. The record labels which emerged during these years, characterised by their own different sounds and use of technological innovations will define musical influences which are still nowadays the root of various musical genres and sub genres. The independent music movement has been analysed in this book by looking at the history of the most influential independent record labels as a reaction to mainstream music and in strict correlation to their historical and social background.
THE AGE OF NEOLIBERALISM
SOUND IN, HOUSING IN, WORK IN
125 x 176 mm
A series of books featuring short essays around phenomenons which can be defined as manifestations of the Neoliberal system we live in: a topical and visual exploration on a range of debated contemporary issues.
Sound In The Age Of Digital Reproduction, a publication about the impact of the advent of the web on music culture. Housing In The Age Of Austerity, a publication about the impact of austerity policies on the housing crisis. Work In The Age Of Austerity, a publication about the impact of the free market on work organisation and the advent of the gig economy
10 Poster Series
In the light of the recent pandemic, which has seen most countries call for extreme action to stop the widespread of a deadly new virus, the majority has started questioning our current way of living. Debates around the practicality of our current political and ideological system have started raising and questions around what constitutes the norm have emerged. Is there really "no alternative? Through a campaign-like approach, this project attempts to highlight the flaws within the current structural and ideological political landscape and spread ideas of change. Website: alternativenorm.cargo.site
3/4 HEAVY LUNGS
176 X 250 mm
We met at The Tap Room, drank free beer and interviewed Danny Nedelko, Oliver Southgate and James Minchall from Bristol’s experimental post punk band Heavy Lungs. George Garratt (the fourth member) had better things to do. The interview investigates figures in Bristol’s underground music scene, exploring the band's stylistic choices; the creative process of writing music; their experience as performers and their thoughts on Bristol’s music scene, venues and its future.